Students buying with Health Bucks

Students buying with Health Bucks


Mary Mitchell Students buying fruits and vegetables with their health bucks.



Every year, well for two years now, the Mary Mitchell has had a health initiative walk. Parents, children and supporters of the center would wake up early on a saturday in the early fall to rally for more healthy choices in the tremont section of the South West Bronx.

In the staff meeting today, I learned that when all  62 counties in New York State were measured and ranked in terms of healthy food, the Bronx was the 62nd! That means we currently are the last to eat and serve healthy food. Heidi, the center’s director, told us about the Bronx Borough president’s (Ruben Diaz Jr. ) new social media hashtag #Not62 to encourage community partners and residents to join the discussion about creating a healthier Bronx.

You can read more about it at

The Cast


The Kids put on a show titled The Super Hero Bullies. The center director found it on a website (Im not sure which one) and gave it to us to direct. Its written by Mary Engquist. It is centred around two friends who are known as the bullies of the school. Then, one of them wants to change.

I was very proud of them. I hope we can put on another show.