Each year the Kentucky School Nutrition Association holds an annual conference inviting foodservice professionals together to test new food products, learn about food safety, and synergize nutrition efforts for the upcoming academic year. Attendees are also recognized for their work in an awards ceremony.
One of the most prestigious awards that a school can earn is the ‘Award of Excellence.’ In order to apply for this disctinction, a school cafeteria must turn in an application that looks at 48 different aspects of how the cafeteria operated during the past school year. Points of consideration for the award are: increased breakfast participation, inclusion of local policy makers as dining room guests, participation in the Fuel up to Play 60 program, attendance at regional workshops for continuing education, and participation in Farm to School program.
WCPS is proud to announce that every school cafeteria in Warren County has received the Award of Excellence at the Gold level. In doing so, Warren County is the only district in the state of Kentucky to have every school earn the Gold Seal Award.