Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) today honored the Seminole ISD child nutrition department with a Best of the Bunch Award for its achievement in Commissioner Miller’s 2016 Local Products Challenge. Winners of this award successfully incorporated local ingredients from Texas in at least three of the following meal components: milk, protein, fruits, vegetables or grains. These winning schools also offered students an opportunity to learn about agriculture and local food.
“Teaching children about healthy lifestyles and the importance of agriculture by introducing them to nutritious, Texas-grown foods is a top priority at TDA,” Commissioner Miller said. “When our school nutrition partners accepted our Local Products Challenge, they strengthened Texas agriculture and demonstrated their commitment to developing good nutritional habits for the young Texans they serve and their local communities.”
Participation in TDA’s Local Products Challenge continues to grow year-after-year. More than 140 school districts participated in the 2016 Local Products Challenge. Seventy-seven districts earned a Best of the Bunch Award representing their commitment to serving three or more local products in the school meal served to students.
“Cindy Therwhanger, Kalie Peters, our cafeteria managers and everyone in our food service department work together throughout the year to prepare healthy and appealing school meals, ensuring that our students are ready to learn and achieve their academic goals,” said Seminole ISD Superintendent Gary Laramore. ”The Best of the Bunch Award highlights their efforts to serve local products in the cafeteria and make our district a leader in nutrition for the Lone Star State.”
Mark your calendars and start making plans to attend the Great Comeback. Homecoming will be on Friday, September 22, 2017 Activities will follow including on Saturday, September 23rd. More details will follow soon. If you have questions contact Shelby Crow Concotelli at the Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce.
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Seminole I.S.D. shall support the general wellness of all students by implementing measurable goals to promote sound nutrition and student health and to reduce childhood obesity. Annually, the SHAC shall assess and prepare a report of the District’s progress toward meeting the goals listed in this policy and in the wellness plan.
The 2016-17 Wellness Policy Assessment for Seminole I.S.D. is now available online. The bullets below give you step by step instructions to the SHAC information.
If you have questions, please contact Gary Laramore, Superintendent, or Cindy Therwhanger, Director of Food Service.
If you would like to participate in the development, review, update or implementation of the Local School Wellness Policy, please contact Seminole ISD at 432-758-3662.