2020 Food for Thought!

News Release

2020 VSBA Food For Thought Competition Winners Announced
Winners Recognized at a Virtual Awards Ceremony

July 23, 2020 – Six school divisions received top honors in the 2020 Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Food For Thought Competition. Winning divisions were recognized during a virtual awards ceremony. The competition was created in 2012 to educate, engage, and empower school leaders to address childhood hunger and provide all students in Virginia with healthier, more nutritious school meals. This is the ninth year the awards were given out. The
awards were sponsored by ABM. “COVID-19 has created a number of challenges as it relates to serving healthy school meals, providing access to meals, and providing an outlet for wellness and physical activity,” stated VSBA President Rodney Jordan. “It is great to see the creative initiatives organized by school
divisions in Virginia to ensure the needs to students are met during this time.

Congratulations to
the school divisions recognized in the Food For Thought Competition on a job well done.” The competition was divided into three separate categories – Healthy School Meals, Meal Access to Fight Hunger, and Wellness and Physical Activity. The winning school divisions are
as follows:

Healthy School Meals
Winner (Below 10,000 Student Population) – Fluvanna County Public Schools
Winner (Above 10,001 Student Population) – Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Meal Access to Fight Hunger
Winner (Below 10,000 Student Population) – Greensville County Public Schools
Winner (Above 10,001 Student Population) – Chesterfield County Public Schools

Wellness and Physical Activity
Winner (Below 10,000 Student Population) – King & Queen County Public Schools
Winner (Above 10,001 Student Population) – Williamsburg James City County Public Schools

About the Virginia School Boards Association,
The Virginia School Boards Association, a voluntary, nonpartisan organization of Virginia school boards, promotes excellence in public education through advocacy, training, and services. The Association offers conferences, information, training, and counseling designed to meet the needs of the Commonwealth’s educational leaders.