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Fayette County Cook Receives National Heart of the Program Award

March 14, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Board of Education honored Alice Chapman during its March meeting in Charleston. Chapman, a cook at Ansted Middle School, received the American School Food Service Association’s Heart of the Program award, the highest national award for school food service employees.  

Selected from 55,000 school nutrition employees from across the country, Chapman was recognized for improving students’ potential for school achievement by improving access to the Breakfast Program. Students at the school are now better prepared to learn with Chapman’s “We Deliver” program. Children are served breakfast in their classrooms and have an expanded menu choice as a result of this program.  

“This award is such an honor for someone whose goal is to improve the well-being of school children,” said Mary Kay Harrison, Executive Director for the Office of Child Nutrition. “Alice is truly deserving of this award.”  

Chapman continues to improve her knowledge and skills by participating in a wide variety of professional development activities, including college classes. She also serves a leader on children’s nutrition issues in her school and community.

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