UMass Dining Chef de Cuisine Anthony Jung serves the administrative staff during a test run at Chicopee Comprehensive High School

UMass Dining Chef de Cuisine Anthony Jung serves the administrative staff during a test run at Chicopee Comprehensive High School.

College, district partner to create new menu items

With a little help from their friends, one school district is making the most of fresh, local foods.

Any school foodservice director would jump at the opportunity to receive a grant for buying more local and regional foods. But when Boston’s Henry P. Kendall Foundation gave Chicopee Public Schools Director of Food Service Joanne Lennon $75,000, she realized her fresh new ingredients didn’t have a home in her district’s ho-hum menu.

“We needed to think of more ways to serve the locally grown vegetables. We also wanted to eliminate the deli bar that we served five times a week—wh

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