Hudson - Litchfield News 2 - August 26, 2011
Hudson Schools Providing Healthy Lunch Alternatives
by Doug Robinson Food Service programs at Hudson schools are
reaching out to parents as a means to educate children on healthy eating habits. At the August 22 School Board Meeting, Hudson School Food Service Director Carla Anger met with the Board to discuss the “health and nutritional needs of our kids.“ While Anger commented that the focus of the lunch programs within the Hudson School District has “switched over to whole grains, wheat breads” and away from “processed breads,” she believes that the involvement from parents
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Tate Bros. Paving Company of Hudson donated equipment and manpower to put down crushed pavement material around Swan Pond in Benson’s Park. This work will make the pathway smoother and walking easier on those surfaces. Tate Bros. Has provided this service in the park in other years as Benson Blvd. was resurfaced.
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Hudson School District Returns Over $500k to Taxpayers
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by Doug Robinson The Hudson School District returned to the
General Fund approximately $503,000 of funds from a Federal Grant as well as unused budget appropriation.
According to Superintendent Randy Bell, “We used the Federal funds to offset last year’s teacher’s
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In addition, the Hudson School District saved an additional $127, 000 of budget expenses which was also returned to the taxpayers.
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through monthly newsletters can lead to healthier eating habits. These changes come at the heels of a recent revamp of the nutritional program. “In 2005-2006, we switched over to whole
grain pizza, and we do a lot of in-house cooking. We cook our own spaghetti sauce versus purchasing process foods. We have removed (deep fryers) we bake our French fries,” The fries are now made without trans fat, She added, “We have replaced our whole mike with 2 percent and we are now (using) 1 percent. We do a monthly newsletter called Nutrition Nuggets, which offers healthy eating suggestions.
Anger also suggested that to promote healthier eating, that the District should look into partnering with local farmers in an effort to grow healthy vegetables, which could be served to the students. School Board member Laura Bisson commented that it is important to “get the kids and parents involved.” This will make for a “much healthier community.”
Hudson Lions Club Alvirne Scholarship Recipients
submitted by Roger LaTulippe, Scholarship Chair, Hudson Lions Club The Hudson Lions Club recently awarded
five $1,000 scholarships to Alvirne High School graduates who are attending college this fall. Left to right standing: Marilyn Vaccaro, President,
Nicole Gager, Kathryn Donovan and Scholarship chair, Roger LaTulippe. Seated: Alexandra Scafidi, and Amanda Weis. Absent when photo was taken is Matthew Fellows. Recipients were selected on scholastic achievement, extra curricular activities, and volunteer service.
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