Michelle Obama blogs about ACS

Published 8:59 am Saturday, August 17, 2013

Andalusia City Schools have made the First Lady’s blog on child nutrition.

Found at http://www.letsmove.gov/blog/2013/08/07/alabama-city-school-system-proactive-meeting-new-meal-standards, the site describes how the ACS was “ahead of the curve” in implementing meal standards before applying for the Healthier U.S. School Challenge (HUSSC), winning a Gold Award of Distinction. It detailed that the lunchroom began serving whole wheat breads and romaine lettuce prior to applying for the HUSSC. Additionally, the schools increased their fruit and vegetable offerings, including dark green and dark orange vegetables a few times a week. Students were also already served 1 percent or skim milk.

The blog entry is also illustrated by photos of AES students eating in the cafeteria.