October 23, 2014 – The event, which took place at Prince George’s County Public Schools, was themed “Get in the Game with School Lunch.” Audrey Rowe, Administrator for the Food and Nutrition Service, USDA enjoyed lunch with students, selected a snack from school’s new vending machines from Monumental Vending, and discussed the importance of balancing healthy eating and physical activity.
School Lunch is an important part of a student’s health, development, and academic success. Accordingly, Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010 with bipartisan support to help ensure every American child has access to the nutrition they need to grow into healthy adults. During National School Lunch Week, USDA celebrates healthy strides and highlights innovative strategies to help schools nourish their students.
Oxon Hill High School (OHHS) is a public senior high school, which serves grades 9 through 12, and is a part of the Prince George's County Public Schools system. In addition, Oxon Hill is one of three schools in Prince George's county to offer the Science and Technology Program and a magnet program with a highly selective admissions process. The Science and Technology Program is a "school within a school" with approximately 125 students in each entering class. Overall, the school has approximately 2,500 students spread across the four grade levels.
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