Northeast district schools were recognized for their commitment to school nutrition at a luncheon at the White House.

Representatives from Northeast ISD attended the reception last week hosted by Mrs. Michelle Obama at the South Lawn for school districts who succeeded in  the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC).

The challenge was issued to all schools across the country to take leadership roles to provide healthier school lunches and prevent childhood-obesity. Northeast had 18 elementary schools that participated and earned HUSSC status including Camelot, Canyon Ridge, Castle Hills, Clear Spring, Colonial Hills, El Dorado, Hidden Forest, Huebner, Larkspur, Longs Creek, Oak Grove, Oak Meadow, Royal Ridge, Stone Oak, Walzem, Wetmore, Wilshire, and Woodstone.

According to the district officials, the schools had to show their commitment to the challenge by serving school lunches that meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans; 2) restrict foods and beverages at school to those that meet healthier guidelines; 3) offer nutrition education for students; 4) provided physical education and opportunities for students to be physically active during the school day; and 5) have a school wellness policy.

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