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D65 chief: Eat your fruits and veggies

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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.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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