The Learning Center nutrition director, Susan Blomeley (left) accepts the USDA’s “Silver Level Award.” The award was presented by Veronica Barnes, (right) Branch Chief, School & Family Nutrition Programs, USDA/FNS – Southwest Region, Atlanta, GA.
The Learning Center! Charter School has a long history of dedication to good nutrition and believes it is the cornerstone for building better students. With that high priority and commitment, it’s no surprise the school has won multiple awards over the years.
The latest was an impressive “Silver Level Award” plaque presented to the school during the 2015 Annual Conference for School Nutrition Administrators held in Durham, NC. on October 29. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) presented the award as part of their “HealthierUS School Challenge” Program. The distinction also included a $1000 cash award and a banner that hangs in the school. The Silver Level Award recognizes the school for healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity. The Learning Center is the only charter school in North Carolina to earn this prestigious recognition to date.