In Detroit, Betti Wiggins spent years turning the district’s school food program into a model of health and one of the most profitable programs in the country. And she received accolades for doing so. When she accepted the role of officer of nutrition services at the Houston Independent School District (HISD), it was a chance to prove she could replicate her accomplishments in Detroit on a much larger scale. Little did she know, there was a storm coming.
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School food helps students and their families after Hurricane Harvey
With support from her new community, Betti Wiggins is revamping school food in a post-Harvey Houston.