March 15th

Dear Parents and Guardians:

As your school dining services provider, we are aware of the importance of promoting healthy eating habits from a young age. With this in mind, we are pleased to introduce the Elementary Chef Trek Program. This is a unique nutrition education program developed by Whitsons in order to introduce crisp flavorful fruits and vegetables to young palettes and create life-long, healthy eating habits.
Our goal is multi-fold:

  • To promote healthy eating habits,
  • To introduce your child to new and exciting healthy foods, and
  • To make eating a fun and rewarding experience.

As the main component of this new program, Whitsons’ Chef Kim Reynolds will visit your child’s school on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 to conduct a food tasting and to familiarize your students with different healthy foods in a kid-friendly way. The program also includes tools such as a Guest Chef banner, activity sheets highlighting the foods showcased in the tasting and tasting posters featuring the Nutrition Safari® characters.

During our visit Chef Kim will be sampling an Apple Cinnamon and a non-dairy grape juice smoothie for the dietary needs of some of our students. We have attached the recipes with the ingredients for your information. If you have questions concerning allergies please contact your school nurse.

As you can probably tell, we are very excited to bring the Elementary Chef Trek Program to your school and are confident that the benefits will be many in terms of helping children discover a world of wholesome, delicious food choices that will sustain them through a healthy, active life.

If you would like to learn more about Whitsons go to our Web Site or, if you have any additional questions about our Elementary Chef Trek Program, please feel free to contact me @
781-261-2320 Extension 1181/1180

John Fratiello

Assistant Food Service Director
For the Whitsons’ Grape Banana Smoothie recipe, please click here.
For the Whistons’ Cinnamon Apple Banana Smoothie recipe, please click here.