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Norris schools awarded bronze for HealthierUS School Challenge

Norris schools awarded bronze for HealthierUS School Challenge

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Norris Public Schools is excited to announce Norris Elementary School, Norris Middle School and Norris High School have each been awarded with the Bronze award for the HealthierUS School Challenge.  Grants were submitted in May for each school and the school received word this week they are recipients of the Bronze award.  In order to receive this award of such distinction, Norris Public School's Nutrition Services Director Linda Truscott was required to document all food, breakfast and lunch, which was fed to children over the course of a number of months.  This documentation included recipes, food labels and talking with distributors about the portion sizes sold and what was offered at NSD.  Each building had different requirements for the Bronze award, so Food Service Director Truscott made those accomodations when submitting the information.
 
HealthierUS School Challenge is a voluntary national certification for schools participating in the
National School Lunch Program. It supports First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign by
recognizing schools that are creating healthier school campuses through the promotion of good
nutrition and physical activity. Sponsored by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, the initiative
encourages schools to take a leadership role helping students to make healthier eating and physical
activity choices that will last a lifetime.
 
The initiative focuses on three main areas. Schools must show they have improved the quality of all
food available on the campus by meeting the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the institute of Medicine’s recommendations (April, 2007). In addition to menu choices, schools must also provide students with nutrition and physical activity education and the opportunity to articipate in physical activity during the school day.
 
Norris Public School works hard to make changes to our school nutrition environment in order to (1) improve the quality of the foods served, (2) provide students with nutrition education, and (3) rovide students with physical education and opportunities for physical activity.
 
"We are excited to have received this award in each building.  We will be working with our breakfast and lunch programs and will continue to make changes regulated by guidelines established by the USDA."
 
Each Norris school will receive an award plaque, a banner to display in their school and $500 to be spent in the school meal program.
 
The HealthierUS School Challenge application process began over a year ago with the help of Zainab Rida, MS, RD, LMNT who is the Nebraska Team Nutrition Coordinator with the NE Department of Education.  Information for the three HUSSC grants was compiled by Food Service Director Linda Truscott, Food Service and district secretary Nicole Martin and NSD Wellness Chairperson Jane Hansmeyer.