Hometown Heroes 2018: Warren DeshieldsLast Edited:
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.J.—Warren Deshields is deeply devoted to Bridgeton students. Since his original position as Bridgeton High’s cafeteria manager, Warren has worked his way up to director of Food Services for Bridgeton Public Schools. He works with Bridgeton Mayor Albert Kelly on various school nutrition initiatives.
He took office as president of the NJ School Nutrition Association this year and visits Washington, DC, annually to speak to lawmakers on continued federal support and funding for the Child Nutrition Program. Warren will be speaking at the 2018 School Nutrition Industry Conference in New Orleans, to encourage schools to expand program offerings, therefore increasing opportunities for students to eat before and after school.
His most notable achievement is the 2016-17 implementation of the Community Eligibility Provision in the Bridgeton district, which allows all students to eat for free. Until 2015, Warren was a track and field coach at Bridgeton High School. He began coaching in 2004; he coached five state championship teams, as well as a National High School champion.
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