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SOUTH CAROLINA: Legacy earns gold for push on health

Local charter school’s lunch menus, physical education programs noted

school-lunchLegacy Charter School has received the Healthier US School Challenge Gold award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It was the only school in the state to achieve the gold award,its officials said. The school is working to support and improve the health of children and the community. Healthy items are featured on menus, and physical education and activity is emphasized, officials said.

Their efforts are part of the Healthier US School Challenge, a voluntary national certification initiative for schools participating in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

It supports first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign by recognizing schools that promote nutrition and physical activity.

To acknowledge the achievement, the school received a $1,500 grant, a HUSSC plaque and a banner to display for meeting HUSSC’s criteria. “Legacy Charter School has worked hard to build exceptional nutrition and physical education programs. We believe that healthier students perform better in the classroom,” said Fred Crawford, executive director of Legacy Charter School. “The HUSSC Gold award is a demonstration that we have set a high standard for the rest of the state to follow.” Sponsored by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, the initiative encourages all schools to take a leadership role in helping students to make healthier eating and physical activity choices that will last a lifetime. LCS partners with Chartwells School Dining Services to provide healthy menu options daily that offer a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as vegetarian options, officials said.

For further information, visit http://legacycharterschool. com.

Source: Greensville News

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