Trinity River Campus recently hosted the kickoff for a new program that will test healthier lunch options for Fort Worth Independent School District students, and our own TCC Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley was on hand to offer them encouragement and to stress the importance of a healthy lifestyle. De Zevala Elementary School was chosen as the pilot school for Food for Thought, a collaborative effort between the City of Fort Worth, the Steer Fort Worth Education Task Force, Fort Worth ISD and Fit Worth Fitness Center to address nutritional issues among young people.
The 16-week program, which will begin during the 2013 spring semester, will offer a healthier school lunch menu, nutritional education and a food-tasting club. Speaking of tasting, students, parents, teachers, school administrators and business and community leaders were treated to free samples from the new menu, as well as cooking demonstrations and fitness activities. The results of this pilot program will help determine if Food for Thought will be implemented district-wide.