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State Senator salutes VVSD for “feeding kids in a healthy way”

2 (See the slide show of his visit at the end of this story) 

          Illinois State Senator Pat McGuire visited Tibbott Elementary School in Bolingbrook Friday to observe and gather information on what it takes to run a successful school lunch program.

          “I’m impressed with (VVSD Director of Nutrition Services) Meghan Gibbons and her colleagues because they know the importance of feeding our kids in a healthy way,” Sen. McGuire said. “They also understand state and federal budgets.”

          Sen. McGuire toured Tibbott’s edible garden, examined the school’s hydroponic vegetable tower that produces lettuce for student lunches, utilized recyclable trays to go through the lunch line filled with nutritious food, and sat down with children to eat.

        “I make visits like this because I need to know what people need,” he said.  “People need fair funding for schools.  People need enlightened policies regarding school lunches. People need to know that their elected officials care.”

        The Senator called Tibbott “impressive.”

        “Springfield can be a dispiriting place at times,” he added. “It’s when I visit places like this that my spirits rise.”