In 2013, the USDA released updated nutrition standards for snack and a la carte foods and beverages. The updated standards, called “Smart Snacks in School,” are a great start toward giving our kids the healthy choices they need in school. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is working on the state rule now.
We need your help to create policies that ensure these standards are implemented in order to make healthy snacks a reality in every school in Florida. You can help by telling the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services that you want our kids to have healthy choices in schools! Click HERE to let the department know what they can do to make our schools healthier.
Good news! The deadline for Project (students, classes, teachers) and for Schools to apply for a 2013-2014 Florida Green School Awards has been EXTENDED to Friday, July 25th, 2014. The deadline to submit an application for School Districts is also July 25th, 2014.
To complete and submit your FGSA nomination simply CLICK HERE
We look forward to receiving your nominations!
On a Memo released May 16th, Mrs. Pam Stewart Florida Commissioner of Education encouraged all Superintendents to support their districts, schools, teachers, and students in submitting applications for the 2013-2014 Florida Green Schools Award Program. Please click HERE to view this important Letter.
We look forward to receiving your applications!
The 2013-2014 Florida Green School Awards Program application is NOW OPEN! We encourage all Florida K-12 students, faculty, schools (public or private), and district administrators to participate in this statewide award program. The data and information submitted on this application should reflect achievements from the 2013-2014 school year.
The nomination deadline is:
- June 20, 2014 for Projects (i.e., small, typically single topic initiatives led by students, teachers, or classes)
- June 20, 2014 for Schools
- July 25, 2014 for School districts
To access the Application Form and to find more information about this statewide program, please visit: Florida Green School Awards Program.