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CHCCS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS EARN USDA HONOR

Sipping on their deep purple smoothies, Glenwood Elementary School third-graders Belamy Counou and Sophie Coles didn't seem to mind the absence of added sugar.“It tastes really good because of the blueberries and the peaches mixed together,” Belamy said of the concoction whipped up by the school's cafeteria staff. “The blueberries give kind of a tang next to the peaches,” Sophie added.The smoothies – there was also a strawberry-banana version blended fresh-to-order – were served with healthy breakfast casseroles, fresh fruit, Cheerio-topped yogurt parfaits and roasted potatoes Wednesday morning at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools' celebration of 10 schools being honored at the bronze level of the HealthierUS Schools Challenge (HUSSC). It's a voluntary program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in which schools participating in the National School Lunch Program are honored for their efforts to serve healthier meals, offer more physical education and promote more physical activity than is required by federal standards.