Albemarle County School Receives Nutrition Awards

By: Lisa Ferrari
By: Lisa Ferrari

December 21, 2005

The nutrition programs at two Albemarle County schools are being praised by the governor.

Agnor-Hurt Elementary school received the governor's gold award for its nutrition and physical activity programs. The school has designed new ways to keep kids active and help them choose healthy snacks and meals.

“We are really striving to provide nutrition choices during lunch and breakfast. We serve breakfast every day. We serve lunch every day. We've eliminated whole milk and so encourage kids to drink skim milk or one percent,” said Angor-Hurt Elementary School Assistant Principal Jim Kyner.

“With the obesity rate so high nationwide we are working cooperatively with the cafeteria to try more testing as far as fruits and vegetables,” said Angor-Hurt Physical Education teacher Gwen Hairston.

Brownsville Elementary in Crozet was also recognized with a bronze award.

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