March 24, 2014

Council Leaders Urge School Board Support for Healthier Food Options Program

County Council President Craig Rice and Vice President George Leventhal have written to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Joshua Starr urging MCPS to support a program that would provide healthier food options for students.

The letter includes eight recommendations for action by the Board of Education from Real Foods for Kids, a non-profit organization that is committed to educating children and adults about the importance of healthy eating and school food nutrition.

The Council leaders said they “believe these changes would go far in improving student health and would encourage smarter, healthier food choices."

Read entire letter with recommendations.