Elementary Chef Trek Program Coming to Elmwood

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From Whitsons Culinary Group - the Elmwood School dining services provider;

Dear Parent:
As your school dining services provider, we are aware of the
importance of promoting healthy eating habits from a young age.
With this in mind, we are pleased to introduce the Elementary Chef
Trek Program. This is a unique nutrition education program
developed by Whitsons in order to introduce crisp flavorful fruits and
vegetables to young palettes and create life-long, healthy eating
habits.

Our goal is multi-fold:
-To promote healthy eating habits,
-To introduce your child to new and exciting healthy foods, and
-To make eating a fun and rewarding experience.

As the main component of this new program, Whitsons’ Chef Kim
Reynolds will visit your child’s school on February 14, 2013 to conduct a food tasting and to familiarize your
students with different healthy foods in a kid-friendly way. The
tasting will include a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, showcasing nutritious
vegetables and protein, but with an inviting twist.

This program will also feature the lovable Nutrition Safari®
characters: Luke the Lion, Heidi the Hippo, Hardy the Hyena, Jillian
the Giraffe, Grant the Gazelle and Murray the Monkey. Each
character promotes a different food group and will be present in the
promotional materials for this program. The program also includes tools such as a Guest Chef banner, activity sheets highlighting the
foods showcased in the tasting and tasting posters featuring the
Nutrition Safari® characters.

As you can probably tell, we are very excited to bring the Elementary
Chef Trek Program to your school and are confident that the benefits
will be many in terms of helping children discover a world of
wholesome, delicious food choices that will sustain them through a
healthy, active life.

If you would like to learn more about Whitsons or, if you have any
questions about our Elementary Chef Trek Program, please feel free
to send an email or write to:
Whitsons Culinary Group
Attn: Holly Von Seggern
VP of Marketing and Brand
Management
1800 Motor Parkway
Islandia, NY 11749
vonseggernh@whitsons.com

Sincerely,
Mary O’Brien
Food Service Director