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State Senator visits school lunch program at Bolingbrook school

State Sen. Pat McGuire eats lunch with Tibbott students after touring the Bolingbrook elementary school’s edible garden and cafeteria.
State Sen. Pat McGuire eats lunch with Tibbott students after touring the Bolingbrook elementary school’s edible garden and cafeteria.

BOLINGBROOK – Illinois State Senator Pat McGuire visited Tibbott Elementary School in Bolingbrook Friday to observe and gather information on what it takes to run a successful school lunch program.

“I’m impressed with [VVSD Director of Nutrition Services] Meghan Gibbons and her colleagues because they know the importance of feeding our kids in a healthy way,” McGuire said in a news release. “They also understand state and federal budgets.”

McGuire toured Tibbott’s edible garden, examined the school’s hydroponic vegetable tower that produces lettuce for student lunches, utilized recyclable trays to go through the lunch line filled with nutritious food, and sat down with children to eat.

He called Tibbott “impressive.”

“Springfield can be a dispiriting place at times,” McGuire also said in the news release. “It’s when I visit places like this that my spirits rise.”

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