Jolene Sneed, school social worker at Smokey Mountain Elementary School in Whittier, was recently presented with SUBWAY® Restaurants School Health Champion award. She received $500 to help promote and advance her school’s health-related efforts.
Local SUBWAY® restaurants have partnered with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Tar Heel Sports Properties to recognize teachers and administrators who demonstrate outstanding leadership in advancing school-based policies and programs designed to improve the health of students and staff. The SUBWAY® Restaurants School Health Champions are recognized during University of North Carolina baseball games in Chapel Hill.
Sneed was honored on Sept. 29 at the UNC versus Idaho game and will use her award to support the school’s second annual health fair scheduled for Jan. 10, 2013.
“The SUBWAY® Restaurants School Health Champion program was developed from our shared goals of encouraging better eating and active lifestyles,” says Paula Hudson Hildebrand, DPI Chief Health and Community Relations Officer.
The SUBWAY® Restaurants School Health Champion award program seeks to recognize two individuals each month during 2012. Champions are chosen by DPI from a pool of nominations in the North Carolina public school system.