Michael F. Devine, Superintendent
180 Harborview Road
Hull, MA 02045
For Immediate Release
Monday, Aug. 20, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Hull Public Schools Partner with Whitsons Culinary Group for New Dining Program Focused on Nutrition
HULL — Superintendent Michael Devine is pleased to announce that Hull Public Schools has partnered with Whitsons Culinary Group to provide students with nutritious breakfasts and lunches this year.
Whitsons has designed custom menus and nutrition education programs to meet the needs of Hull students, faculty and staff at each of the schools in the district.
“We’re excited to integrate Whitsons into the district to support our mission of helping children eat and learn to enjoy healthy foods,” Superintendent Devine said. “We recognize that students can often be selective in what they want for lunch and breakfast, but we are confident that everyone will be able to find something they love on the menu.”
At the Jacobs Elementary School, students will be able to choose from a variety of daily offerings, including hot entrées (which feature whole grain pasta, buns and pizza crusts, along with brown rice), garden salads, fresh bagels and artisan deli sandwiches. A la carte offerings will also be available, like fresh fruits and vegetables, yogurt and other nutritious snacks.
Additionally, to motivate children to choose nutritional meals and develop lifelong healthy eating habits, Whitsons’ Nutrition Safari program will incorporate lovable animal characters that will help teach students about well-balanced diets. Luke the lion offers these words of wisdom: the ‘mane’ course is your protein source, while Jillian the giraffe encourages everyone to reach for their greens.
At Memorial Middle School and Hull High School, Whitsons’ menus will offer a variety of delicious and diverse entree choices — from a simple bowl of soup to an elaborate home cooked meal — that will change throughout the year to reflect the freshest seasonal ingredients.
The cafeteria will also take on a new look, featuring food-court style stations, where students can pick and choose from different areas and cuisines. At the Coyote Grill, children can grab southwestern specialties like tacos, burritos and quesadillas, while the Frait Express will have fresh, daily made sandwiches and salads. La Cucina will boast pizza and stuffed breads and Healthy Harvest is loaded with fruit, grains and a veggie bar.