Monday, February 6, 2012

Foto February #4: Healthy Food Kids Love to Eat?

Today we received a very special visit from the U.S. Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Kevin Concannon, in recognition of four schools' award as Healthy U.S. Schools. Beverly Park Elementary, Madrona Elementary, Southern Heights Elementary, and White Center Heights Elementary were recognized for promoting healthy options for school lunches and providing opportunities for physical activity.

I am so proud of our Nutrition Services team for their efforts to include more healthy options in our school lunches. To brag a little, only five districts in Washington State had award winning schools, and the four schools in Highline had the highest recognition in Washington State - silver medals - placing them in the top 1% nationally according to Under Secretary Concannon.

Madrona kitchen staff (center) make a great school lunch!

Mr. Concannon and I ate school lunch, and made some friends in the second grade!

They didn't have a fresh fruit and vegetables bar when I was in school!
Nutrition Services Director Chris Neal (right) with Mr. Concannon
L to R: Registered Dietician Megan De Vries, Principals Leslie Perry, Deborah Holcomb, Dave Darling, and Daniel Yarbrough, and Nutrition Services Director Chris Neal

1 comment:

  1. White Center Levels Primary were identified for advertising healthy options for school meals and providing possibilities for physical exercise.