School Cafeterias Earn ‘A’ from City Health Department

Award places school food service facilities in the city's top 10 percent


Kansas City, March 4, 2018:  Cafeterias in four Kansas City Public Schools campuses have earned elite status in terms of food health and safety.

The City of Kansas City, Mo. Health Department recently announced its 2018 “Grade A” Food Safety Excellence Awards winners. The award recognizes food establishments that have continuously demonstrated excellence in compliance with the city’s food code and other public health standards.

Cafeterias in the following KCPS earned the award this year:

  • East High School
  • Hale Cook Elementary School
  • Success Academy at Anderson
  • Trailwoods Elementary School

The award is valid for one year and is based on points earned during inspections gathered throughout 2017. Winners maintain a focus on proper sanitation, food safety and employee education.

There were 274 winners this year, out of about 3,900 permitted food establishments in the city. Award winners include restaurants, fast food establishments, school cafeterias, bakeries, convenience stores and grocery stores.