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CUCPS wins VSBA competition

The Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) holds an annual Food for Thought competition. 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. The competition is divided into three separate categories: Healthy School Meals, Meal Access to Fight Hunger and Wellness and Physical Activity. This year Cumberland County Public Schools (CUCPS) won in the category of Wellness and Physical Activity. Kim Williamson and her students played an instrumental role in achieving this award. They learned how to grow and harvest their own food, learned to prepare nutritious meals with the food and finally shared the food they had grown with the cafeteria and the local food bank. The award was presented to Williamson at the Aug. 13, meeting of the school board. (Send “Way to Go!” photos with a description and names to WayToGo@FarmvilleHerald.com).