For at least the next year, Abilene ISD can be known as the district that "makes healthy happen."
It's food program was given the national "Making Healthy Happen" award.
They're doing everything from introducing students to new foods to providing fresh uncooked vegetables and even changing the image of the food they serve.
It's what they say is getting students into the idea of healthier food.
"We are the only school in the nation to receive this award," said Joann Knox, director of AISD child nutrition.
A claim that Abilene ISD can now make about it's food service program.
So just how did they get this award?
Offering new healthy options to kids like watermelon, and even jicama a root vegetable used in salads.
"We'll be offering more whole grain foods, we'll also be upping the number of leafy greens, red/orange vegetables and fruits that we serve," Knox said.
"Actually the kids are taking it really well, they like it," said Mann Middle School Cafeteria Manager Brenda Kennedy.
KTXS was told some elementaries even have a day committed to introducing younger students to new foods.
A surprise is in store for kitchen staff for their role in bringing this award to AISD, but for now it's a secret.