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Perfect Peach Celebrations

" Schools and School Districts are celebrating their Perfect Peach Awards. Find out what they are doing to commemorate their successes!
The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) announced the winners of the Perfect Peach Awards last month, and the schools and districts who participated are celebrating their successes. In all, TDA recognized 65 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) participants for participating in the Local Product Challenge and serving local ingredients from three or more meal components during the month of October. 

Here are some of the ways participants are commemorating their achievements.

Bridgeport, Chico and Decatur ISDs received recognition for their Perfect Peach Awards in the Wise County Messenger

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD celebrated by posting announcements on their Facebook page and district website.
Grapevine-Colleyville Group Photo

Assistant Superintendent for Business Brian Schuss will present the Perfect Peach Award to food service staff at the Four Bluff ISD board meeting.

Gunter ISD Superintendent Jill Siler praised the Gunter ISD nutrition department for receiving the Perfect Peach Award and showing a continued commitment to teaching students about locally grown foods.

The Pearland Journal featured Pearland ISD after the district’s Food Service Department received the Perfect Peach Award. All of the district’s schools participated in the Local Products Challenge and featured watermelon, oranges, grain and dairy items sourced from Texas producers.


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