The Wrentham School District was awarded the bronze medal award from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Healthier U.S. School Challenge.
“Only four percent of schools in the country get this designation,” said superintendent Jeffrey Marsden. “That really speaks to the commitment our food service has to providing great food to our kids.”
The HUSSC is an initiative that was established in 2004 to recognize schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.
The program was a volunteer initiative and was submitted by food services director Judy White.
“It’s really a focus on improving the quality of food, while improving nutrition and physical education and promoting a healthy lifestyle,” Marsden said.
Marsden said that healthier food was only part of the award, and physical education played a role in the government’s recognition of the Wrentham school district.
The schools will be looking to hold a ceremony for the award on a Monday in April to be scheduled at a later date.