Registered Dietitian (RD) Leah Fedrizzi is coming to Wayne County to join the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County.

Registered Dietitian (RD) Leah Fedrizzi is coming to Wayne County to join the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County.

Fedrizzi will be working with Mary Lee Bourbeau, Nutrition Team Coordinator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County, and Warren Bushart, Food Service Director of Gananda, Marion, Newark and Palmyra-Macedon School Districts.

Fedrizzi is a graduate of LaSalle University in Philadelphia where she received her bachelor’s degree in nutrition and completed an internship and exam, required for RD license.

Wayne County seeks to be a leader in creating access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity where people work, live, play and go to school. Parents, the public, and regulatory agencies expect educational organizations to make practice and policy changes that support healthier environments for today and the future.

With this in mind CCE of Wayne and the Gananda, Marion, Newark and Palmyra-Macedon School Districts teamed together to obtain the unique services of Fedrizzi, a RD/Nutrition educator.

Funding from the Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play project (NYS Department of Health) led by CCE helps to support the new position.

Fedrizzi will be working directly with food service staff, teachers, and students in Gananda, Marion, Newark, and Palmyra-Macedon school districts under the direction of Bushart. She will work in other Wayne County school districts under CCE’s Creating Healthy Places project.

In addition, Fedrizzi already is busy collaborating with local restaurants, determining strategies to increase healthy choices. She is consulting with CCE educators, who are working with after-school and child care centers to improve the nutrition quality of foods and beverages served through practice and policy changes.

In all arenas, schools, restaurants and child care centers, success will be determined by the sustainability of changes made that increase access to healthy foods.