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GISD Schools Receive USDA Healthier US Schools Challenge (HUSSC) Awards

GISD Schools Receive USDA Healthier US Schools Challenge (HUSSC) Awards

 

GALVESTON, TX (Feb. 15, 2019) Galveston ISD recently joined the elite group of nationally certified Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC) schools. These schools are committed to promoting healthy lifestyle choices and creating a wholesome school environment.

 

Sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, Healthier US School Challenge is a voluntary certification initiative recognizing those schools enrolled in Team Nutrition.

 

Team Nutrition is an initiative of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, supports national efforts to promote lifelong healthy food choices and physical activity by improving the nutrition practices of the Child Nutrition Programs. The USDA provide resources to schools, child care settings, and summer meal sites that participate in these programs.

 

“The GISD Child Nutrition Department is honored to win this National award from USDA for our students in GISD! Working together with the PE team we were able to achieve the goal to create healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.” Exclaims Jennifer Douglas, Director of Galveston ISD Child Nutrition.

  

Schools have the opportunity to become certified as Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Gold of Distinction Schools, depending on meeting certain criteria. We are pleased to share that all of our campuses achieved a certification as a Bronze or Silver Distinction School.

 

Galveston Independent School District

Aim Preparatory Academy School (Bronze)

Austin Middle School (Bronze)

Ball High School (Bronze)

Burnet Elementary School (Silver)

Central Middle School (Silver)

Collegiate Academy at Weis School (Silver)

Crenshaw Elementary and Middle School (Silver)

Morgan Elementary School (Silver)

Oppe Elementary School (Silver)

Parker Elementary School (Silver)

Rosenberg Elementary School (Silver)

 

 

Since the beginning of the Healthier US School Challenge in 2004, awards have been given to schools in 50 States and the District of Columbia. As of August 31, 2018, there are 3,498 schools certified (2,448 Bronze, 937 Silver, 270 Gold, and 43 Gold Award of Distinction).

 

Learn more about the Team Nutrition initiative HERE.