Mission CISD Schools Recognized for Promoting Healthy Eating

MISSION, TEXAS (MARCH 20, 2024) - In a proud moment for the Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD), seven local elementary schools have been honored with the prestigious 2023 Pear-fection Award for their exceptional dedication to promoting healthy eating through the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. 

The esteemed recipients include: 

  • O'Grady Elementary
  • Pearson Elementary  
  • Leal Elementary
  • Castro Elementary
  • Waitz Elementary  
  • Cantu Elementary
  • Alton Elementary 

These schools have gone above and beyond by providing a diverse selection of fruits and vegetables, effectively managing awarded funds, integrating locally grown Texas products, and embedding crucial nutrition education into their curriculum. 

Their efforts have not only earned them recognition but have also contributed significantly to enhancing the health and well-being of their students. Through initiatives like the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Mission CISD schools continue to cultivate a culture of wellness and nutrition among young learners. 

Congratulations to these exemplary schools for their outstanding achievements in promoting healthy eating habits and for their invaluable contributions to the Mission CISD community! 

To learn more about the Pear-fection visit: https://squaremeals.org/Programs/Fresh-Fruit-and-Vegetable-Program/Pear-fection-Award