Monday, May 2, 2016
Samantha Hart
Press Secretary
(317) 232-0550
hart@doe.in.gov

Today, the Indiana Department of Education named Harrison Primary Center in South Bend the 2016 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program School of the Year. Harrison Primary Center is the first Indiana school to receive this award.

“Student learning requires access to well-balanced and nutritious meals and snacks,” said Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. “On behalf of the Indiana Department of Education, I am pleased to recognize the outstanding work done by educators and staff at Harrison Primary Center in providing students with access to proper nutrition.”

This is the first time that an Indiana school has been recognized by the Indiana Department of Education as a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program School of the Year. The award recognizes schools that provide outstanding service to students through regular access to fresh fruits and vegetables as well as nutrition education.

Harrison Primary Center received a banner and a framed certificate from the Indiana Department of Education during a ceremony at the Indiana School Nutrition Association’s Spring Seminar, as well as a monetary award of $250 from Piazza Produce to purchase nutrition education and promotional materials.