Join other schools around the world in celebrating International School Meals Day on March 6, 2014! With the purpose of raising awareness of the importance of food and nutrition in education, schools can get involved in a variety of ways. Click the flyer below for more information and to print a copy to post in your school!
Arizona’s recent HealthierUS School Challenge winners celebrated their achievements with both student bodies and school boards with great diversity. ADE’s Associate Superintendent of Health and Nutrition, Mary Szafranski, was there at each event to present the USDA HUSSC award plaques and banners and bring a framed letter from the State Superintendent Huppenthal to each district Superintendent. Cartwright district celebrated their 20 HUSSC Gold and Silver awards with presentations to school board, Superintendent, Food Service staff and principals along with a tasty treat (and nutrition education lesson) of unusual tropical fruits! Tucson Unified District celebrated their Bronze awards for Tully and CE Rose Elementary Schools and Pueblo High School with a full student assembly including student mariachi band, videos created by each school, table display exhibits about their healthy school environments, and tastings of their new “fusion” cuisine, wrapping it all up with a surprise “flash mob” from their SWAT (Student Wellness Advocacy Team) student group! School Board, Community members, Superintendents and even the mayor were there to congratulate these schools on their national recognition! And Casa Grande District celebrated Cottonwood Elementary as their ninth school to receive the HUSSC Silver Award with a presentation during their outdoor “Pride” assembly including the district Superintendent, Principal and Food Service Staff along with students. Congratulations again to these high achievers in creating “cultures of wellness” in their schools!