Bill Telepan heads up a wonderful charity, Wellness in the Schools, which helps schools serve better lunches and teaches kids the benefits of eating healthy. The annual WITS Gala was held September 24 at Oceana in NYC, and I was there to take photos of the food. A high five for what they are doing. The guest chefs, Angie Mar, Claudia Fleming and Alfred Portale each served up a main course for the donors. Michael Schwartz was stuck in Florida due to the hurricane but everyone chipped in to make his dish.
About Wellness in the Schools:
Wellness in the Schools is a national non-profit that teaches kids healthy habits to learn and live better.
We partner with public schools to provide nutrition and fitness education, healthy scratch-cooked meals and active recess periods. Our approach improves student outcomes and drives systemic, long-term change, shifting school cultures.
Over one-third of children under the age of 18 in the United States are overweight or obese. Children spend about 12,000 hours in school between kindergarten and high school graduation, making schools the ideal environment to shape their wellness behavior.