Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Texas City ISD Sets High Standards

Four elementary schools in Texas City ISD − 100 percent of its elementary campuses − did what only a handful of schools across the country have done this year. They received the Gold Award of Distinction from the United States Department of Agriculture.

The award is part of the HealthierUS School Challenge that was established to recognize schools creating healthier school environments through their promotion of good nutrition and physical activity.

Reaching this highest level of recognition is a tremendous undertaking that started with a challenge by Region 4 Education Service Center (ESC) Specialist Jill Eagan. TCISD Nutrition Services Director Gene Roblyer along with TCISD Nutrition Operations Supervisor JoAnne Lloyd and the Texas City team went to work capitalizing on the already good practices and high standards at the elementary campuses.

Achievement of this level only comes about with leadership from school board, administration and teaching support. Congratulations to all at TCISD for making it happen!

With at least 50 percent of health care expenses being lifestyle related and preventable, we all should pitch in to help our schools educate our children about the 3E’s of Healthy Living − Education, Exercise  and Eating Right!

Congratulations to the TCISD elementary schools and their food service managers for achieving excellence!

TCISD Gold Award of Distinction Winners

Heights Elementary School: Teresa Lara, food service manager
Kohfeldt Elementary School: Cathy Miranda, food service manager
Northside Elementary School: Melissa Marcum, food service manager
Roosevelt-Wilson Elementary School: Aynur Hodge, food service manager

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