NFL Alum Helps Honor CSD for Commitment to Healthy School Meals

Colchester School District’s director of nutrition and food services, Steve Davis, was honored by the New England Dairy & Food Council with Vermont’s Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor of the Year award—and National Football League alum Lamar Mills was on hand to help celebrate and to encourage students to live healthy lifestyles.

CSD’s food service program has been steadily making impressive improvements in recent years all while battling rising global food costs. Using Fuel Up to Play 60 grant funds, Davis introduced a smoothie bar to the school lunch program as well a grab-and-go breakfast station at CMS, offering students a nutritious start to the day. “We’re excited to recognize the leadership of Steve for his innovative approach to making healthy changes that benefit the school meals program,” said New England Dairy & Food Council nutrition specialist Jill Goodroe.

(To read the formal press release from the New England Dairy & Food Council about the award, please click here.)

Lamar Mills helped to present the award to Davis and also engaged the students in discussion about the many benefits of optimal nutrition and regular exercise.

Lamar Mills, Steve Davis, and New England Dairy & Food Council's Jill Goodroe

Lamar Mills, Steve Davis, and New England Dairy & Food Council’s Jill Goodroe

Lamar Mills talks with CMS students at the assembly

Lamar Mills talks with CMS students at the assembly

CMS students at the assembly

CMS students at the assembly

Signing autographs for students

Signing autographs for students

Interview with the Cougar Chronicle staff

Interview with the Cougar Chronicle staff

CMS students pose with Lamar Mills

CMS students pose with Lamar Mills

CMS administrators with Lamar Mills

CMS administrators with Lamar Mills

“I love doing this,” Mills said of his involvement with the campaign to encourage wellness among young people. “I love to help and to give back to the community, because I was helped growing up.”

To see the WCAX coverage of the event, please click here.

Wellness is a major component of the Colchester School District Vision and Strategic Plan 2012–2017. Your schools are making it a high priority!

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