Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Food Services Department welcomes FoodCorps service member

San Diego Unified continues to bolster its efforts to teach kids about healthy food by adding nutrition specialist Mary Tyranski to its Food Services team.

Tyranski, a FoodCorps service member, has joined the Farm to School team for one year to help get the word out about the healthy local food the district serves in its meal programs and to get students excited about eating fresh fruits and vegetables.
Mary Tyranski
Her first several assignments will include engaging students in Harvest of the Month taste tests, helping schools join the Garden to Café program, and educating parents, students, and the community about our Farm to School Program.

Placed in limited-resource communities for a year of public service, FoodCorps service members conduct hands-on food education, support garden based education, and help facilitate getting local food into public school cafeterias.

The district is one of 12 sites in California that was chosen to host a FoodCorps service member, beating out nearly 50 other host site applicants. New to California this year, FoodCorps is a nationwide team of leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy.

Tyranski is a native Californian who left her career as a television news reporter to pursue her true passion – nutrition. She is studying to become a registered dietician and is dedicated to helping students achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle.

For more information contact our Farm to School Specialist, Kathryn Spencer at