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CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

Making healthier choices can lead to good things.

That's certainly the case for some local schools that are getting some national recognition.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Barbe Elementary and DeQuincy Primary with the HealthierUS Challenge Gold Award of Distinction.

The schools provided healthier meals for the students and USDA officials noticed their efforts.

The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSCC) is a voluntary certification initiative.

According to the USDA website, in 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama introduced Let's Move!, incorporating HUSSC into her campaign to raise a healthier generation of kids.

USDA will provide medals and pins along with $2,000 per school.

A celebration was held Tuesday at the School Board for all of the work that cafeteria personnel and the schools put into giving students healthier school lunches.

Cafeteria staff members were also awarded with a congratulatory letter signed by Michelle Obama.

All schools in Calcasieu Parish are providing healthier meals to the students but these two schools were the ones that went above and beyond.

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