Call for Support of Healthy School Lunches and Jeff Mills – by Becky Levin

Jeffrey Mills was unfairly fired yesterday (January 14) by DCPS in spite of his success, determination and hard work to overhaul school meals, demand accountability from contractors and move toward a more efficient, cost effective, and healthier food program for DC kids. DO YOU THINK DC KIDS DESERVE BETTER??? I do- contact DC Council to expressContinue reading “Call for Support of Healthy School Lunches and Jeff Mills – by Becky Levin”

Food Service Contracting in DCPS Hearing – Testimony by Becky Levin

Food Service Contracting in the D.C. Public School System December 20, 2012 Testimony by Becky Levin, Parent of Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan Student Members of the DC Council, thank you for the opportunity to speak with you about what can be done to promote the healthiest meals possible in our school system and toContinue reading “Food Service Contracting in DCPS Hearing – Testimony by Becky Levin”

5/30 at 7 pm — FREE Community Screening of “Cafeteria Man”

Do you care what our kids are eating at school? FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING OF “CAFETERIA MAN” Wednesday, May 30 – 7:00 pm The Hill Center – 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE Find out what other schools are doing to make the change to locally-grown, freshly-prepared meals.  Stay for a discussion after the film with filmmaker RichardContinue reading “5/30 at 7 pm — FREE Community Screening of “Cafeteria Man””

Letter to DDoT Advocating for Bicycle Master Plan

Michael Goodno, Bicycle Program Specialist District Department of Transportation 55 M Street, SE, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20003 October 18, 2011 Dear Mr. Goodno, As members of the Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization (CHPSPO), we are writing to express our enthusiastic support of the District of Columbia’s (DC) commitment to providing creative, sustainable, andContinue reading “Letter to DDoT Advocating for Bicycle Master Plan”

Help kick start the Watkins ES Teaching Kitchen!

Watkins Elementary benefits from the FoodPrints Program, funded by the non-profit FRESHFARM Markets.  FoodPrints integrates our delicious, edible garden into weekly classroom lessons that inspire and educate our students and their families about the importance of eating fresh, simple, nutritious food.  Each year, this program reaches more than 200 1st and 3rd grade students andContinue reading “Help kick start the Watkins ES Teaching Kitchen!”

Maury Elementary Wins DC Farm To School Week Award

Maury Elementary School’s Farm to School Week effort was recently named “Most Creative” by DC Farm to School for the wide variety of activities related to local, healthy eating during the week-long celebration.  A visit from Captain Vegetable talking with classes about the local produce being served in school lunches started the week and wasContinue reading “Maury Elementary Wins DC Farm To School Week Award”

Capitol Hill Walk To School Day 2010

Great Walk To School event this morning in Lincoln Park!  Wonderful to see so many Capitol Hill families out walking and biking.  Many thanks to the organizers, sponsors and speakers!  Particular thanks to… Elizabeth Brooks, Effervescence LLC Capitol Hill Community Foundation Chartwells‐Thompson School Dining Services Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary of HHS Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director of theContinue reading “Capitol Hill Walk To School Day 2010”

October 16, 2010: Three Capitol Hill Schools To Be Featured On School Gardens Tour

The conclusion of DC School Garden/Farm to School Week will be two school garden tours, one by bus and one by bike, on Saturday, October 16. Information on the bus tour, which includes 3 Capitol Hill schools, is below. The bike tour itinerary will be posted when it is available. Come out and see Tyler,Continue reading “October 16, 2010: Three Capitol Hill Schools To Be Featured On School Gardens Tour”

CHGSI Hosts DCPS Food Services Roundtable

The Capitol Hill Green Schools Initiative, CHPSPO’s school greening subcommittee, hosted DCPS Food Services Director Jeff Mills and DCPS Health and Wellness Director Diana Bruce for a roundtable discussion with Hill parents on Tuesday evening at Peabody Elementary. Many thanks to Peabody for hosting, Sweeetgreen for providing food, and Andrea Northup of the DC FarmContinue reading “CHGSI Hosts DCPS Food Services Roundtable”