Wellness, Food & Nutrition Staff Named “Food Heroes”

Wellness, Food & Nutrition Staff Named “Food Heroes”
Posted on 12/10/2018
Food HeroesEach year since 2012, the City of Cambridge has celebrated National Food Day by “recognizing the work of Cambridge individuals and organizations that have made a lasting and significant commitment to promoting a fair, healthy, accessible, and sustainable food culture in the city.” On October 15, two staff members were recognized for their contributions to supporting the health, wellness, and nutritional needs of students in Cambridge Public Schools.

Lead Teacher for Health Education Kim DeAndrade was honored for thirty-five years of educator leadership promoting healthy eating and ensuring that nutrition and wellness are prioritized within Cambridge Public Schools. Currently a co-leader of the School Wellness Council, Kim has been instrumental in developing the Food Vending Machine Policy, Wellness Policy, and School Nutrition Guidelines. She also led efforts to promote transparency in food labeling for school meals as well as to address hunger among CPS students.

Read the Proclamation honoring Kim DeAndrade >> (pdf)

Karen WilliamsKaren Jean Williams, who was a beloved member of the food and nutrition services team at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (CRLS), was honored posthumously, having passed away earlier in 2018. Herself a CRLS graduate, Karen had studied baking and cooking at Le Cordon Bleu and began her career in the food industry in the kitchen of a Westin hotel. Seeking a position where she would have greater interaction with people, Karen was drawn to CRLS because of the opportunity to interact with teachers and students. She was remembered as a dedicated, engaged, and joyful coworker by her colleagues at the high school and is sorely missed.

Read the Proclamation honoring Jean Williams >> (pdf)
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