Bertie CountyBuncombe CountyCaldwell CountyCarteret CountyJohnston CountyNew Hanover CountySummer MealsTurnip the BeetUSDAWilson County

USDA Turnip the Beet Awards Recognize 13 NC Summer Meals Sponsors

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has recognized 13 summer meal sponsors in North Carolina with the 2017 Turnip the Beet Award.

FNS launched Turnip the Beet in 2016 and continued the award program for a second year in 2017. The award program recognizes Summer Meal Programs’ sponsors who are working hard to serve nutritious and appealing meals during the summer months. Three award levels (gold, silver, and bronze) were available, and nominations were evaluated based on a wide range of nutrition and meal quality criteria.

The 13 sponsors in North Carolina that have been recognized for their work during summer 2017 are:

Bertie County Schools
BRONZE
Buncombe County Schools
GOLD
Caldwell County Schools
SILVER
Carteret County Schools
SILVER
Johnston County Public Schools School Nutrition
SILVER
Kirk of Kildaire
GOLD
LMC Children Services, Inc.
BRONZE
Moore Street Foundation
SILVER
New Hanover County Schools
BRONZE
Wake Forest University
BRONZE
Wilson County
BRONZE
YMCA of the Triangle
BRONZE
YMCA of Western NC
GOLD

 

These 13 sponsors are among an elite group of 111 award-winning sponsors nationwide.

All awardees will receive a certificate and will also be featured in USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Summer Newsletter. Gold and Silver awardees will be highlighted in a USDA blog post, and Gold awardees will be identified as Turnip the Beet winners on FNS’ Capacity Builder mapping tool.

NC's Turnip the Beet nominees were also recognized at the 2017 SummerPalooza! Planning Summits.

Stay on the lookout for criteria for the 2018 Turnip the Beet Award to become available later this year.