Sunday, March 24, 2013
The senator from Milton recognized the Milton Public Schools for its partnership with Whole Foods.
Sunday, March 24
Senator Brian A. Joyce recently applauded Milton Public Schools’ efforts to promote healthy eating through its partnership with Whole Foods while highlighting legislation he has reintroduced this session that would teach nutrition and physical fitness to students in grades 1 through 9. “We have seen health care costs rise dramatically and have had to adjust public policy accordingly,” said Joyce.“Last year we passed comprehensive health care cost containment that will save the Commonwealth an estimated $200 billion over the next 15 years. We need to ensure the next generation will not be saddled with billion dollar costs by reforming our current system and educating our children about healthy lifestyles.” The legislation currently before …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Milton Public Schools and Whole Foods partner to make good nutrition second nature to children.
Whole Foods Market staff visited Milton High School and Pierce Middle School recently as part of a collaboration between Whole Foods and the Milton Public Schools. This partnership formed two years ago as part of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Campaign. At that time, Milton Public School Food Service director Jackie Morgan applied for a grant for a salad bar from Whole Foods. The Dedham store awarded the Pierce Middle School a $3,000 salad bar that the Food Service Department turned into a fruit and veggie cart so that students would take more fruits and veggies with their lunches. Since then, Whole Foods staff members, including Maureen Buckley, Healthy Eating Specialist in Dedham; Alex Tillotson, Culinary Demo Specialist in Dedham; …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Sunland Inc. plant that distributes products to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Target, Safeway and others is linked to Salmonella contamination that made at least 41 people ill in 20 states.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it has blocked food distribution from the Sunland Inc. peanut butter plant in New Mexico whose products were subject to a wide recall in recent monthsbecause of salmonella contamination. The various types of Sunland peanut butter products—sold under several brands by major food retailers, including Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Target and Safeway—had been part of a voluntary recall that began in September and later was expanded to include other nut butters as well as processed nuts and peanuts. The FDA action announced Monday is a mandatory order. The company's nut products have been "linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney that has sickened 41 people in 20 states," the…