School District Food Service Gift Supports Healthy Living
Posted: November 10, 2014
Metz Culinary Management of Dallas, Pennsylvania has made a
$5,000 corporate gift to support Club Fit, a healthy lifestyle and
living initiative at Erie's East High School.
Club Fit is an after-school fitness program, and offers
instruction in overall wellness, health education and healthy food
options to facilitate success in participants at many levels
including self-confidence, self-esteem and positive behaviors and
Since the program's inception, 95 percent of the students
involved in the program maintained or reduced their weight, while
more than 60 percent of participants went on to participate in
athletic programs offered at the school.
Begun in 2012, Club Fit is a part of the Erie-Gannon Alliance to
Improve Neighborhood Sustainability (Erie-GAINS) initiative.
Jim Dickson, Metz senior vice president of education and
corporate dining, says the partnership between Metz and East High
was a natural fit. "Metz has a long-standing partnership with
Gannon University and the Erie City School District, so we were
excited to have the opportunity to support the Club Fit
initiative." Dickson added, "We felt it would be a great way to
support our long-term partners and support the health and wellness
of the Erie community."