Traverse City Record-Eagle

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October 28, 2013

Apple Crunch Day at numerous area schools

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GTACS participated even though the main cafeteria at St. Francis High School was closed for hot lunches on Thursday.

“I signed up even though students had to bring brown bag lunches that day due to our commercial kitchen being used for preparations for the weekend’s Gladhander,” said Dining Service Administrator Karen Spencer. “But we delivered apples to our younger students as mid-morning snacks and made them available to students who ate their lunches brought from home.”

Spencer said GTACS’ Life Balance Initiative emphasizes the idea that healthy food and exercise go hand-in-hand with learning.

“GTACS is a private school, and the cost of our school lunch program is included in the tuition for kindergarten through second grade students,” Spencer said. “This is a concept Superintendent Mike Buell and Chef Mike Bauer have encouraged as a way to introduce healthier eating to younger children and help them realize there is a great variety of food out there that should be tried.”

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