1/8/2013

Two elementary schools in a Florida district recently received the Gold Award of Distinction as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's HealthierUS School Challenge. Both schools have made nutrition, wellness and physical fitness priorities for students and staff. One principal, Jen Homard, appears on the morning announcements each day to try the fresh fruit of the day being served in the school cafeteria. "I figure they'll say, 'If Ms. Homard is trying it, then it must be OK,' " she said.

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