The Galion City School District received four of nine awards from the Galion City Health Department during a special ceremony May 17. The Primary, Intermediate, Middle and High School each received a Clean Plate Award for exemplary performance on food safety audits.
This the first year for the Clean Plate Awards, which were developed by Galion City Health Department Environmental Health Director Stephanie Zmuda. The voluntary program is designed to acknowledge food operations that consistently meet and exceed the regulations for food safety.
“I want to congratulate Jacki Corona and the entire Galion City School District Food Services staff on this outstanding accomplishment,” Zmuda said. “The district is the only organization in the City of Galion to have all their food service staff members, as well as their substitutes, certified with the Level 1 Food Safety certification.”
In addition to the Level 1 Food Safety certifications, two members of the Food Services staff at the High School and Middle School buildings successfully completed the Level 2 Food Safety certification. This next level certification is a new requirement from the State of Ohio for all food service and retail food service operations in the state.
“We take great pride in ensuring that we not only serve healthy, nutritious meals to our students, but that we do it in the safest manner possible,” Corona said. “I want to thank our Food Services staff members for their consistent dedication to the high standards of food quality and safety.”
Each building met or exceeded the criteria required to receive a Clean Plate Award. The Health Department will be presenting these awards annually each spring.
“I want to congratulate Mrs. Corona and her staff for winning the Clean Plate Award at each of our buildings,” Superintendent Jim Grubbs said. “These awards are a true testament of the hard work, dedication and commitment that our Food Services staff members put forth every day to provide the best experience for students in the Galion City School District.”