Hello everyone! My name is Greta Shwachman and I am thrilled to be serving as a FoodCorps service member with the Chicopee Public Schools Food Service Department this year!
For those of you who may be wondering “What is FoodCorps?”, it is a nation-wide team of AmeriCorps leaders who connect kids to real food and help them grow up healthy. (Find more info here!) Over the course of the 2015-2016 school year I’ll be working with the Chicopee community and the ChicopeeFRESH team to educate students, facilitate fun hands-on cooking and gardening activities, and source more local foods for school lunch trays! You’ll probably be able to spot me in my nifty purple FoodCorps shirt so don’t hesitate to come over and say hi!
A little background on me: I hail from the South Shore of Massachusetts but just graduated with my bachelors in Health Sciences from Rice University in Houston, TX. I’m passionate about wellness, good food (anything cheesy!), and making sure that every kid grows up to be a healthy, happy, and productive individual!
We have some exciting stuff in the works so look for more updates from me throughout the year here on our website and blog, as well as on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts!
If you want to get involved, have any ideas or suggestions, or just want to offer some feedback, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The ChicopeeFRESH team is a group of creative individuals who are working to feed Chicopee students healthy, local and FRESH foods each day.