Monday, May 16, 2011

"A company may have better purchasing power"

"What inspired me to kind of get this ball rolling was the thought of a link between healthy and nutritious eating and student performance," said School Committee member Bill Glynn, who leads a nutrition subcommittee that studied the issue. "My biggest concern is how to best serve the children in a cost-effective manner. I want to do our homework and look at as many options as we can." 
Glynn said he hopes the School Committee can make a decision in time to implement any changes before school starts in the fall. 
Administrators have issued a request for proposals from vendors to manage the food service program. Representatives from Sodexo, Aramark, Whitsons Culinary Group and Chartwells toured school facilities on Thursday. Bids are due by June 1, Business Administrator Miriam Goodman said. 
"We felt a vendor might be able to support us more but that remains to be seen because we haven't seen the proposals yet," Goodman said. "Food service has to be a self-sustaining program because any dollars allocated from the budget are dollars that come out of the classroom."

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