Department Awards

  • Manatee County School Food & Nutrition Services has been recognized for it's innovations in nutrition standards, nutrition education and wellness for it's schools.

    A few of these honors are listed below:

    USDA Best Practice Award

    2013

    Increasing Participation in School Lunch, School Breakfast or Afterschool Snack Programs

    USDA HealthierUS School Challenge Award
    Manatee County School District  (11/12 – 11/16)

    • Abel Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Anna Maria Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Ballard Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Bashaw Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Bayshore Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Blackburn Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Braden River Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Daughtrey Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Gene Witt Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Manatee Elementary School (Bronze)
    • McNeal Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Miller Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Mills Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Moody Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Myakka Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Oneco Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Orange Ridge Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Palm View Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Palma Sola Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Palmetto Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Prine Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Rowlett Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Samoset Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Stewart Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Tara Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Tillman Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Wakeland Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Williams Elementary School (Bronze)
       

    Manatee County School District (3/12 – 3/16)

    • Haile Middle School (Silver)
    • Kinnan Elementary School (Silver)
    • Rogers Garden Elementary School (Bronze)
    • Sea Breeze Elementary School (Silver)
       

    Manatee County School District  (2/13 – 2/17)

    • Freedom Elementary School (Silver)
    • Gullett Elementary School (Gold)
    • Willis Elementary School (Gold)
       

    USDA Summer BreakSpot Challenge

    2015

    Increased Expansion and Participation, Bronze Level 

    USDA Summer BreakSpot Challenge

    2014

    Increased Expansion and Participation, Gold Level 

    FL Department of Education - Florida Healthy School Districts Award

    2014 - 2016

    Health Services; Nutrition Services and Education; Healthy School Environment, Silver 

    USDA Best Practice Award 

    2015-16

    Healthy School Environment

    USDA HealthierUS School Challenge Award
    Manatee County School District  (11/17 – )