Food Integrity Now – E12 – Mendy Heaps – Middle School Teacher on a Mission

The Food Integrity Now team interviewed Mendy Heaps, a Colorado Middle School Teacher who made national headlines when she decided to do something about the poor quality of food being served in the school cafeteria. She started a selling healthy snacks to students from a “fruit cart” and began urging positive changes to the school lunch program. Despite a positive reaction from students and parents, there was much resistance from school staff and administration. She received threats from co-workers, union management, and ultimately received a “cease and desist” letter from the school’s principal for her actions. Many would have stopped and shut their mouths at this point, but not Mendy, she took her story nationwide. Join us for this interesting interview with Mendy who is taking a stand for our kids.

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  1. I’m inspired to hear that you’re making efforts to change the eating habits in schools. And I’m sick at the thought of how the school admin will benefit from selling junk food at the expense of children’s health and well being.
    Thank you for all you do!
    Keep up the good work.

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