Lambert Elementary and West Delaware Middle School were honored for being healthy schools on Friday. Both schools were among just sixty-some schools in the state to be recognized with a HealthierUS School Challenge award. Assemblies were held at both schools… Lambert Principal Rudi Hameister was proud to share the news with his students.
Ann Feilmann, the Iowa Department of Education’s Bureau Chief of Nutrition and Health Services, presented each of the schools with the official award Friday. Food Service Coordinator Kim Sperfslage accepted the award on behalf of the schools. Both Lambert Elementary and West Delaware Middle School have worked to feature healthy items on their menus and put an emphasis on physical education and activity. The journey started two years ago with the new federal guidelines mandating that fruit and/or colored vegetables must be offered daily. Lambert students Peyton Lewin and Kennedy Langel say they like having healthier foods and both think it’s a lifestyle they’ll continue with as they get older. You can find photos from Friday’s Lambert assembly online at kmch.com.