Curley Wins USDA National Award for Being a Healthier School

Heshan Berents-Weeramuni

The Curley K-8 has been recently awarded the US Department of Agriculture’s HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) Bronze award. The Curley is one of only three schools in all of BPS to be recognized in this way, and joins a select group of only 5% of all American schools certified as a HUSSC school. Excel High School and New Mission Hill High School are the other two district schools to receive this award.

The USDA explains that the HUSSC awards are a way “to recognize schools that have created healthier school environments through improvements in the quality of food while providing both nutrition and physical education to promote healthy lifestyles.”

The award carries a prize of $500 for each school’s food service account. Congratulations to all those who have had a hand in achieving this honor at the Curley, Excel High School, and New Mission Hill High School. Well done also to the School Food Authority director Michael Peck and his staff.

Health and Wellness Committee

Much of the credit for achieving this recognition goes to the ongoing work of the Curley’s Health and Wellness Committee. Made up of teachers, staff and parents, the Committee is the place where nutrition, exercise, sanitation and other health-related issues are addressed. Meeting on the last Tuesday of every month at 7:30 am, May’s meeting is in in fact tomorrow, May 28th, in the Guidance Office.

Appropriately, tomorrow’s meeting is centered around brainstorming ideas to encourage healthy food choices:

  • What we want for breakfasts;
  • What we want for lunches;
  • How to encourage healthy eating in school and home;
  • Fun activities to promote healthy eating.

For more information, contact Sue Trotz or Stephanie Selznick.

1 comment

  1. Jennifer says:

    This is great!

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