Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

April 12, 2013

Melcher-Dallas Schools recognized for healthy efforts


Journal-Express

Melcher-Dallas —  

Melcher-Dallas Schools received a national award for efforts to support and improve the health of children and the community.

Melcher-Dallas Elementary School and Melcher-Dallas Junior/Senior High School have been honored with a Silver Award through the USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge, a voluntary national certification initiative for schools participating in the National School Lunch Program.

The schools have worked to put in place healthy choices for meals, nutrition education, and physical education and activity. 

Thursday’s event marked a school celebration that includes a special appearance from Power Panther, a USDA mascot, and remarks from local school officials as well as Ann Feilmann, chief of the Iowa Department of Education’s Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services.