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KCSD school kitchens recognized in USDA HealthierUS School Challenge Program

November 14, 2019

USDA HealthierUS School Challenge All 18 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) school kitchens have been recognized in the USDA HealthierUS School Challenge program.

The program certifies schools that have created healthier school environments through the promotion of nutrition education and physical education/activity as well as implemented school wellness policies, smart snacks in school, smarter lunchroom techniques and meal pattern requirements for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

“This is the first time that our school kitchens have participated in this program,” said KCSD Nutrition Services Coordinator Misha Lawyer. “To have every one of them be honored shows that our nutrition employees take their responsibility of promoting healthy school environments very seriously and do an outstanding job with it.”

Awards levels are Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold with Distinction, and schools maintain their status for four years. KCSD had 14 Silver winners and four Bronze honorees.

Silver honorees: Baron DeKalb Elementary School, Bethune Elementary School, Camden Elementary School, Camden Middle School, Doby's Mill Elementary School, Jackson Elementary School, Lugoff Elementary School, Midway Elementary School, Mt. Pisgah Elementary School, North Central High School, North Central Middle School, Pine Tree Hill Elementary School, Stover Middle School and Wateree Elementary School.

Bronze honorees: Blaney Elementary School, Camden High School, Lugoff-Elgin High School and Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.

Mary Anne Byrd