Lafayette Parish Schools Receive Gold Award of Distinction

Twelve Lafayette Parish Public Schools have received the highest level of certification, the Gold Award of Distinction. This distinction has only been awarded to 66 schools throughout Louisiana, to include schools in the Lafayette Parish School System. Changing the school nutrition environment takes time, but these specific schools have worked diligently to help children eat healthier and be more physically active by meeting all of the requirements for the HUSSC Gold Award of Distinction:

• Broadmoor Elementary School

• Carencro Heights Elementary School

• Charles M. Burke Elementary School

• Duson Elementary School

• J. Wallace James Elementary School

• Katharine Drexel Elementary School

• Live Oak Elementary School

• Myrtle Place Elementary School

• Plantation Elementary School

• Prairie Elementary School

• Ridge Elementary School

• Westside Elementary School

The Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary certification initiative established in 2004 to
recognize those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier
school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity. The overall goal of the HUSSC is
to identify schools that have made changes to not only improve the quality of the foods served, but also to
provide students with nutrition education and opportunities for physical education and physical activity.

School cafeteria managers will be recognized at the LPSS board meeting on Wednesday, August 21 at 5:30 pm. The public is welcome to attend.



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