Life Time Foundation announces 3-year grant, additional funds for Emporia Public Schools Food Service Featured

Life Time Foundation recently donated over $17,000 to the Emporia Public Schools Food Service Department for ongoing efforts to help students and families during the coronavirus pandemic. Life Time Foundation recently donated over $17,000 to the Emporia Public Schools Food Service Department for ongoing efforts to help students and families during the coronavirus pandemic. Life Time Foundation photo

The Life Time Foundation has announced a partnership with the Emporia Public Schools Food Service Department to remove certain ingredients from school menus.


Life Time has announced a better than $95,000 effort to take highly processed and artificial ingredients, such as trans fats; hydrogenated oils; high-fructose corn syrup; hormones; antibiotics; bleached flour; and artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors and preservatives out of menus. This includes $80,000 over three years as well as nearly $18,000 to cover added costs of supporting students and families as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The money was generated by more than 120 Garmin Dirty Kanza athletes who donated their paid registration fees from the canceled event to the Life Time Foundation.

Besides keeping highly-processed foods out of school meals, the goal of the grant award is to help Food Service procure so-called clean food labels while increasing the number of meals cooked from scratch.

More information about the Life Time Foundation is online at www.ltfoundation.org. More information about the USD 253 Food Service Department is online at www.usd253.org

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