The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) honored Madison County High School and Danielsville Elementary School for high levels of student participation in the school nutrition programs during the 2007-2008 school year.
Madison County High School achieved a 72 percent participation rate, while Danielsville Elementary School achieved a 92 percent participation rate.
Valerie Booth is the school nutrition manager at MCHS. Brenda B. Smith is the school nutrition manager at Danielsville Elementary School.
Elementary schools needed a participation rate of at least 89 percent to earn the honor, while high schools required a rate of at least 71 percent.
Both schools received certificates from the Georgia Department of Education.
“This recognition from the school nutrition program of the Georgia Department of Education to the members of our nutrition staff and faculty is a wonderful way to acknowledge their hard work and dedication,” said Laura Fair, school nutrition director. “If anything, this recognition will make all of us work harder to reach even more students by serving them nutritious meals and teaching them about good nutrition by providing healthy meals. Nutrition education is the key to developing healthy eating habits for a lifetime.”
State-wide, 75 percent of students in Georgia schools ate lunch each day during the 2007-2008 school year, the highest participation rate in the nation.