, Derry, New Hampshire


February 21, 2013

School staff take on healthy "loser" challenge

Grinnell staff members work to eat better, lose weight


Hartnett said she is learning a lot about how to eat right.

“There is so much more to vegetables than just carrots and salad,” she said. “It’s certainly opened my eyes.”

Legumes, kale and Swiss chard are among her new favorites.

Bellochi has lost five pounds, but everyone has their own personal goal.

The program also helps the staffers teach students better ways to eat and stay fit. Hartnett said students are enjoying many healthy lunch choices and it’s good teachers and other staff members do as well.

“It’s nice for us to lead by example,” Hartnett said.

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