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NHCS Child Nutrition Department Wins State’s “Turnip the Beet” Award
Department Now Qualifies for National Level Award Entry

New Hanover County Schools’ (NHCS) Child Nutrition Department has qualified on the state level for the Turnip the Beet Award from the School Nutrition Services Safe and Healthy Schools Support Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for their 2017 Summer Food Service Program. The NHCS Child Nutrition Department is one of thirteen in North Carolina to receive the award. Today, NHCS Child Nutrition Director Imer Smith and Stephanie Smith, supervisor, attended the SummerPalooza! Summit in New Bern to accept the award.

The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service launched the Turnip the Beet Award in summer 2016. The Turnip the Beet Award recognizes outstanding Summer Meal Program sponsors across the nation who work hard to offer high-quality meals to children that are appetizing, appealing, and nutritious during the summer months. There are three award levels available: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

NHCS’ Child Nutrition Department nomination has been forwarded from the state level to the national level for the Turnip the Beet Award from the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service.

For more information on the USDA FNS Turnip the Beet Award, visit their website at
Stephanie Smith, Supervisor of NHCS Child Nutrition
Pictured left to right: Stephanie Smith, Supervisor
 of NHCS Child Nutrition and Imer Smith, Director
 of NHCS Child Nutrition Department

Posted: 11/16/17