Janey Thornton, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, recently recognized 154 Dallas schools for their efforts to expand nutrition and physical activity opportunities. They represent the largest group of honorees from one district to date.
USDA and its partners, the National Football League and the National Dairy Council, joined students, teachers, foodservice professionals and community leaders for the HealthierUS School Challenge celebration. This is the largest number of awards ever presented to a single school district and the state of Texas leads the nation in the highest number of awards.
“HealthierUS Schools have taken an active role in combating childhood obesity by incorporating healthier menus and introducing more physical activities during the school day,” said Thornton. “The strong foundation these schools have built supports a clear path for our nation’s young people to win the future.”