Jersey City PS 25 Wins National Art Contest Supporting
Winning Design will be Unveiled Monday and Displayed on Delivery Truck
(Jersey City, NJ) – APRIL 24, 2014 – Jersey City Public School students have plenty of art talent. And now, one of their artworks will be on a moving display across the city.
Nicolaus Copernicus School PS 25 is among six national grand prize winners in the 2014 Preferred Meals “Healthy Lunch for a Healthier Me!” Art Contest for 4th through 6th graders.
The winning design will be unveiled at the school on Monday and become a featured billboard display on a 23-ft truck delivering school meals. In addition, the PS 25 student who designed the winning art entry will be announced and honored at Monday’s presentation hosted by special guest Chef David P. Martone, CCP, of Classic Thyme Cooking School. Chef David will reveal the Art Contest winner and will deliver a healthy message to students about the importance of good nutrition and making healthy choices.
Preferred Meals, who provides school meals to PS 25 as well as other Jersey City schools, created the art contest and school lesson plan program in 2012 to support healthy eating in a fun and imaginative way. Preferred Meals is one of the country’s largest suppliers of healthy, affordable and well-balanced meals to public and private school districts and charter schools.
Winners were selected based on originality of design, theme message clarity and artistic merit by a special judging committee. Second place winners will be featured on school tray liners during the 2014-15 school year and all entries are on display on the Preferred Meals Facebook page. Winners will be featured on the Preferred Meals website and in the monthly Preferred World newsletter.
“We believe the Healthy Lunch for a Healthier Me program helps educate students about the importance of healthy food and good nutrition,” said Clare R. Keating, SNS, Vice President of Marketing, Preferred Meals. “For over 46 years we have been totally committed to providing students with healthy and tasty meals and we are also committed to providing nutrition education and aiding teachers in sharing the benefits of healthy eating with their students,” she added.
Preferred Meal Systems, Inc.
Since 1967, Preferred Meals headquartered in Berkeley, Illinois supplies healthy, fresh and affordable well-balanced meals in public and private school districts and charter schools throughout the United States. In addition to serving wholesome and affordable meals, Preferred Meals offers school foodservice operators menu-planning and development, training and equipment. The company provides breakfast, lunch and after-school snacks and dinner meals during the school year as well as to summer nutritional meal programs. For further information about Preferred Meals visit www.preferredmeals.com.