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Alachua County Public Schools celebrate WDD

Published: November 1st, 2012

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Students of Alachua County Public Schools celebrated World Diabetes Day this year, with some help from Alachua County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services.

On November 14th, 2012, school managers and staff of some 44 district schools were involved in organizing, decorating, and passing out ‘Blue Circle’ cookies to raise awareness for diabetes. Their message: “All in moderation - people with diabetes can eat cookies too – just like people without diabetes.”

World Diabetes Day is symbolized by a Blue Circle. The blue border of the circle reflects the color of the sky and the flag of the United Nations. Most significantly for the WDD campaign, the circle symbolizes unity. The combined strength of everyone is the key element that make the annual World Diabetes Day campaign so special. Way to go Alachua County School Meal Services!

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