Community Consolidated School District 180 Adopts Healthier School Lunches
with Support of Life Time Foundation
Burr Ridge Middle School and Anne M. Jeans Elementary Lunches 100% Free of
High Fructose Corn Syrup, Bleached Flour, Added Sugar, Food Coloring,
Artificial Preservatives, Trans Fats, Antibiotics and Hormones in Meat
CHICAGO -- January 16, 2013
With an estimated 30 million children in the U.S. eating school lunch daily,
providing nutritious meals at schools is vital. This is emphasized by the fact
that a significant number of our nation’s children consume more than half of
their daily calories at school. In spite of improvements made with school
lunches in recent years, most lunches still include many unnatural
As part of its “Healthy Kids, Healthy Planet” mission, the Life Time
Foundation is undertaking the goal of positively impacting children’s health
and wellness through an initiative designed to inspire healthier food and
increased awareness in our nation’s schools. This involves a focus on
addressing ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, bleached flour, added
sugar, food coloring, artificial preservatives, trans fats, antibiotics and
hormones currently in the food children consume.
Burr Ridge Middle School and Anne M. Jeans Elementary of the Community
Consolidated School District 180, have been selected by the Life Time
Foundation to participate in the program. The Life Time Foundation will cover
the cost difference between the school’s current food budget and that required
of the new menu. Additionally, Life Time-The Healthy Way of Life Company
(NYSE: LTM) will collaborate with school staff and parents to help kids
improve their health through exercise and improved diets at home.
“We have reached a point where the physical health of an entire generation is
at stake as parents are expected to outlive their children due to the rise in
obesity rates,” says Life Time Foundation Director of Operations, James
McGuire. “School foodservice operators already know that a nutritious school
lunch program provides significant benefits to students. In fact, many have
taken positive steps in the right direction. However, strained budgets and
other restrictions often pose challenges that limit progress. Through the Life
Time Foundation, it is our goal to work collaboratively with the
forward-thinking, innovative school leaders, such as the team at Community
Consolidated School District 180 to further develop a sustainable model that
can be adopted by schools nationwide.”
In 2011, the Life Time Foundation selected Deephaven Elementary, part of the
Minnetonka Public School District, as a partner in the pilot program to design
and launch a new lunch menu beginning in the 2011/12 school year. The
Foundation has since expanded its school lunch mission to include Deephaven
Elementary with ongoing focus on lunch menu design and the elimination of the
identified ingredients, as well as the Community Consolidated School District
180 and a Phoenix metro area elementary school. Additional schools will be
selected to participate in the 2013/2014 school year. Submissions are being
accepted at email@example.com.
“We are incredibly happy to provide these excellent food choices to our
students and work in partnership with the Life Time Foundation to help our
students learn and enjoy healthy food choices,” says School District
Superintendent Tom Schneider.
For more information about the Life Time Foundation, visit
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About Life Time Foundation
As the charitable giving component of Life Time, the Life Time Foundation is
about inspiring healthy people and a healthy planet one mission at a time. Our
current mission is improving children's nutrition - One School Lunch Program
at a Time. We’re on a mission to ensure every child has a healthy start in
life, beginning with proper nutrition and exercise. Unlike many other
charitable organizations in which a portion of your donation is consumed by
administrative costs, 100% of every dollar donated to the Life Time Foundation
supports our missions. That's because all administrative costs are contributed
by Life Time Fitness, Inc.
About Life Time Fitness, Inc.
As The Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) helps
organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health
objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas
of interest – or discovering new passions – both inside and outside of Life
Time’s distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation
and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Company’s Healthy Way of Life approach enables customers to achieve this
by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality
and value. As of January 16, 2013, the Company operated 105 centers under the
LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC(SM) brands in the United States and
Canada. Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services
is available at lifetimefitness.com.
Life Time Fitness, Inc.
Lauren Flinn, 952-229-7776
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