Central Community School District Wins USDA award for a Healthy SchoolPosted: November 28, 2012
Central Community School District in Clayton County has been recognized by the Iowa Department of Education for their efforts to create a healthy environment. The award was presented at an all-school assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
The school district has received the a Bronze Award through the USDA's HealthierUS School Challenge, a voluntary national certification initiative for schools participating in the National School Lunch Program.
The district has worked to put in place strict requirements for meals, nutrition education and physical activity. They are the first school district in the NE Iowa Food & Fitness region to receive the award.
The USDA announced the honor earlier this year, but Tuesday's event marks the school celebration with student skits, a special appearance from Power Panther, a USDA mascot, and remarks from local school officials as well as Ann Feilmann, chief of the Iowa Department of Education's Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services.
Congratulations to Central staff, students and community!