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USDA presents NEISD with health award

NEISD's mission to be healthier has been noticed by leaders in Washington. Five NEISD schools earned the HealthierUS Schools Challenge (HUSSC) certification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

At an awards assembly on Tuesday, May 7, Dellview Elementary School and Harmony Hills Elementary School earned the Gold level HUSSC award. Eisenhower Middle School and Redland Oaks Elementary School earned Silver level awards. Lopez Middle School earned the Bronze level.

Deputy Undersecretary Janey Thornton, USDA, and Angela Olige, Chief Administrator of the Texas Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Programs presented school leaders with their certification and medals.

They toured Dellview and met with students and cafeteria employees. Students shared how they choose to be healthier by eating right and exercising.

The HealthierUS School Challenge is part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign. NEISD has the most schools with the HUSSC certification in the San Antonio area.

HUSSC Awards at Dellview

Deputy Undersecretary Thornton feeds the Power Panther a healthy snack.

HUSSC Awards at Dellview

Dellview 4th graders perform their Showcase routine.

HUSSC Awards at Dellview

Dellview earned Gold level certification.

HUSSC Awards at Dellview

Harmony Hills earned Gold level certification.

HUSSC Awards at Dellview

Redland Oaks earned Silver level certification.

HUSSC Awards at Dellview

Eisenhower earned Silver level certification.

HUSSC Awards at Dellview

Lopez earned Bronze level certification.

Posted on May 7, 2013