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Manasquan HIgh School Tower to Tables Initiative

Manasquan High School’s Academy of Health Careers is looking to make a big change. Teachers Mrs. Claire Kozic, Justin Roach and Simplified Culinary Food Service Manager Tina Weaver were awarded a grant of $20,000 from the New Jersey Healthy Communities Initiative (NJHCI).  Mrs. Kozic currently has 175 academy students who are going to be stepping into a new role for the 2018-2019 school year. They will be showcasing their nutrition knowledge gained from being a part of the Academy of health careers to the rest of the school community. They will be doing this by using the produce they will be growing in their aeroponic growing towers to come up with new recipes to be used in our school cafeteria. Along wit the growing towers they will also be publicizing the importance of alternative seating options in the cafeteria.  to we have ordered two tower gardens from Juice Plus+, a company promoting healthy eating habits. These devices are exactly what they sound like- towers of which gardens grow fresh, healthy produce. For more information, follow our journey for healthier school lunch options and involvement via Instagram or Snapchat at @towergardenMHS.


About the Grantee

Manasquan Public School District

Hello summer of 2018 my name is Claire Kozic and I just finished my 16th. year of teaching at Manasquan HIgh School, Manasquan, New Jersey. I have a true passion for being healthy and sharing my outlook with whoever will listen- thank you to my awesome students who have indulged me over the years.