DE Wins Federal Award to Support School Nutrition Programs

Feb 05, 2013 -- 10:25am

The Delaware Department of Education’s School Nutrition Program has won more than $338,000 for outstanding performance, an award that will go toward supporting nutrition programs in schools across the state.

USDA Food and Nutrition Service selected Delaware to receive the Fiscal Year 2012 Direct Certification Performance Award, one of only six given out across the country. To be eligible for the award, states had to meet the federally mandated 80 percent benchmark for direct certification and be among those with the highest direct certification performance rates for the year.

Delaware reached a direct certification rate of 100 percent for the 2011-12 school year.

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