Chris Avtges

“I have endless opportunities now with my new health, but the one I hold most dear is my ability to use my story as an example to inspire others and, most importantly, inspire our children to start living healthier now. Giving our kids the best chance at health is what inspires my work every day and is the reason I work with the Alliance to get the support and resources I need to increase my impact.”


Role: Director of Food and Nutrition Services
School District: Vernon Public Schools
Location: Vernon, CT


Chris’s greatest accomplishment as a school health leader:
Watching students try and ENJOY new foods that they may not have tried in the past. It’s an amazing experience when a parent comes up and thanks you for not just teaching their children how to make better food choices, but also giving them the information they need to continue to grow these habits at home.

Learn more about Chris’s story.

Connect with Chris: Facebook | Twitter: @cavtges