The superintendent of the Evanston/Skokie School District 65, Hardy Murphy, admonished parents in a "Happy Thanksgiving" letter to practice good nutrition and healthy eating and told what the district is planning to do to help make that happen.
"The district will be implementing fruit and vegetable carts at our schools beginning in January," Murphy wrote.
"The carts will offer whole apples and oranges, romaine blend salads, carrots, and a rotating fifth item daily," he said. "This initiative will also reduce the amount of packaging products that would otherwise need to be recycled," he added.
The superintendent noted that cranberries, a traditional offering in many households at Thanksgiving, is a source of antioxidants and vitamins A and C and "are a healthy addition to any dish."
And, oh yes, report cards for the first trimester will be issued on December 8, he reminded the parents. "I encourage you to review report cards with your child and open up a discussion on expectations and performance," he said.