City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
206854
Kept in Committee
Mar 2, 2020 6:30 PM

That the Director of Health and Human Services work with the Public Schools to allow whole fruits to be saved for use as snacks, given that many children often go without snacks.

Information

Department:City CouncilSponsors:City Councilor At Large Stephanie Hirsch, City Councilor At Large Wilfred N. Mbah
Category:OrderPurposes:Order

Official Text

That the Director of Health and Human Services work with the Somerville Public Schools to implement a program in which whole fruits can be saved for use as snacks, given that many children often go without snacks.

 

Meeting History

Oct 23, 2018 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting

Alderman Hirsch asked the Health and Human Services Director to find a way for whole fruits, which are generally discarded uneaten by children after meals, to be instead saved and used as snacks later in the day.

RESULT:APPROVED
Nov 15, 2018 5:30 PM Video Public Health and Public Safety Committee Committee Meeting
RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Feb 5, 2019 6:00 PM Video Public Health and Public Safety Committee Committee Meeting
RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Apr 1, 2019 6:30 PM Video Public Health and Public Safety Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Kress provided a document from the Somerville Board of Health addressing this matter. This item was also discharged to the Youth Committee.

RESULT:REFERRED FOR DISCUSSION
Apr 11, 2019 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:REFERRED FOR DISCUSSION
May 7, 2019 6:00 PM Video Youth Services Committee Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Mar 2, 2020 6:30 PM Video Equity, Gender, Families and Vulnerable Populations Committee Meeting
draft Draft

Councilor-at-Large Hirsch stated that the Board of Health has approved this and the schools need to work on the protocol. Questions were asked how to keep food safe at each school and throw out when food is past due. Someone from West Somerville had suggested pre-made snacks for kids for after school like nuts, raisins, cheese and crackers, that can be stored safely. Councilor-at-Large Hirsch will contact the school committee to discuss this matter and maybe select one school as a pilot program.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE