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June 20, 2013


Saint Gabriel's Hall to receive Silver Award for actively emphasizing
healthy menus and physical education.

Saint Gabriel's Hall (SGH) of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has been presented a Silver Award by the HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC), which is sponsored by the USDA. The Silver Award included a $1000 prize. As part of the challenge, Saint Gabriel's Hall worked to support and improve the health of its students by offering healthy items on its school lunch menu, and emphasizing nutrition education and physical activity.

HUSSC is a voluntary national certification initiative for schools participating in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. Saint Gabriel's Hall met HealthierUS School's criteria by demonstrating its commitment to a healthy school environment, as well as implementing a school wellness policy. Schools receiving a HUSSC award commit to meeting this standard throughout their four-year certification period.

Saint Gabriel's Hall School lunch program is provided through Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Saint Gabriel's Hall (SGH) is a residential program for delinquent male youths located in Audubon, PA. It offers a year-round academic program as well as career and technical education in Culinary Arts, Microsoft Office, Building and Landscape Maintenance, and Youth BuildConstruction.

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Editor's Note: For more information on Saint Gabriel's Hall please contact Kathleen Statue at (215) 895-3470 or visit

Nutritional Development Services (NDS) mission is to provide meals, food assistance and additional support to organizations serving children and the poor as an extension of the services and mission of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Speacialist

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