• Schools Recognized for Creating Healthier Lunchrooms

    February 21, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    On Wednesday, Buck Lodge Middle School will receive the Gold Award of Distinction from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its work to promote good nutrition and regular exercise through the HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms.

    The HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC: SL) is a voluntary certification initiative recognizing schools that have created healthier environments.

    USDA representatives will present the award Wednesday during a ceremony at Buck Lodge Middle School, where an additional 12 schools will receive Bronze and Silver awards for their efforts.

    Since the start of the HealthierUS School Challenge in 2004, more than 4,175 schools nationwide have been certified.

    WHO:          PGCPS Department of Food & Nutrition Services

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

    WHAT:        HealthierUS School Challenge Recognition Ceremony

    WHEN:        Wednesday, February 22 • 1:30 p.m.

    WHERE:      Buck Lodge Middle School

    2611 Buck Lodge Road

    Adelphi, Maryland

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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.