Seaford Schools Awarded for Healthier Schools

May 31st, 2011

Category: News

Four Seaford schools recently became the first in Delaware to receive USDA HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) awards. Cafeteria managers for Blades Elementary, Frederick Douglas Elementary, West Seaford Elementary, and Seaford Middle Schools were lauded as the backbone for this award and the application process. They were awarded the silver level, which includes a $1,000 award per school.

The award is attributed to the healthier menu changes implemented by Seaford School District such as the purchase of more local fruits and vegetables, as well as reducing milk choices to low-fat or non-fat. However, the criterion for certification also focuses on the establishment of nutrition education, physical activity, and an environment of wellness.

Many Delaware districts have promoted healthier eating and lifestyle choices through programs such as Nemours Health & Prevention Services: 5-2-1-Almost None Campaign, Delaware Farm to School, and the USDA Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program. Congratulations to Seaford for reaching this achievement, and we hope it provides encouragement to other schools to take on initiatives to improve students’ wellness—a demonstrated contributor to academic success.




Author:
Christy Vanderwende

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