Miguel Villarreal Joins ExtraFood’s Board of Directors
March 01, 2017
We're delighted to welcome Miguel Villarreal to ExtraFood's Board of Directors.
Miguel's district, Novato Unified, has been an ExtraFood food donor since 2015 – and, with 8,000 K-12 students, is Marin’s largest public school district. Miguel's experience spans more than 30 years in public schools as Food Service Director in Texas and California. He 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 and immediately began to modify schools' menus offering nutritious real food and phasing out junk 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. Miguel is an active member of several National, State, and local organizations focused on educating and improving students' well-being. He also serves on several state and national non-profit Boards as an advisor including the National Farm to School Network, California Food Policy Advocates, California Farm to School Taskforce and Marin Food Policy Council.
Miguel 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.