Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced today that the City's Department of Parks and Recreation (Citiparks) has wrapped up its very successful "Summer Food Service Program." From June 15 - August 21, healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks were served to children ages one to 18, as well as mentally disabled individuals up to 21 years old.
"The Summer Food Service Program is one of the most important services the City provides," said Mayor Ravenstahl. "Proper nutrition is essential at any age, but especially for children. Eating well-balanced meals early on can help children develop healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime."
In Summer 2009, the Citiparks program served nutritious meals and snacks to an average of 2,049 children daily.
The 10-week program, made possible by funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is operated at more than 100 sites throughout the Commonwealth. The program has won state accolades.
Friday, August 21, 2009
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