Each year the Florida School Nutrition Association honors school food service nutrition professionals with the Nutrition Award. The award recognizes the professionals that increase enthusiasm, desire, development, and implementation of nutrition education activities that reach every region, district, and school in Florida.
This year, Cafeteria Manager Eileen Kielbasa and her staff claimed the Region 6 Nutrition Award for the state of Florida for the the third time. This honor was based on the Art in the Park/Farm to School and PTO event that took place in October. Students created beautiful art by painting with fruits and vegetables. Families enjoyed numerous art activities that were directed by Ms. Katie Avra (Art Teacher) and PTO President Mrs. Tonya Oravec. Pictures are the Southport Cafeteria staff from left to right: Back row — Delma Martinez, Eileen Kielbasa, Donna Mackey, Marie Wade, and Aurora Hazellief. Front row: Jeanette Minerva & Mariana Ruela.