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Miguel Villarreal

Miguel Villarreal’s experience spans more than 30 years in public schools. He served as food service director in both Texas and California, and has developed and implemented innovative strategies for improving children’s health and created total school nutrition and wellness environments.

Miguel Villarreal

Miguel Villarreal’s experience spans more than 30 years in public schools. He served as food service director in both Texas and California, and has developed and implemented innovative strategies for improving children’s health and created total school nutrition and wellness environments.

He joined the Novato Unified School District in 2002 where he modified school menus to offer nutritious “real” food and phased out highly processed food. He also serves as the District Wellness Coordinator and collaborates with numerous groups consisting of students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and local/regional health allied organizations.

In addition, Miguel also works with Marin Organic to promote Farm-to-School programs, as well as to introduce families to gleaning. Villarreal holds a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition from the University of North Texas and Masters in Business Administration from East Texas State University. Miguel is an active member of several national, state, and local organizations focused on educating and improving student’s health and well being.


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