No question, St. Vrain Valley School District is committed to kids’ well-being from their heads down to their toes. The district consistently goes the extra mile in supporting lifelong healthy learning, recognizing the integral relationships between healthy nutrition, physical activity and academics. What’s more, the commitment to providing the best in education and care for students is made without anticipated accolades…which makes it all the more satisfying when recognition finds its way to our great schools!
The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary national certification for schools participating in the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs, established by the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service. Supporting First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign. Encouraging schools to take a positive leadership role in empowering students to make healthy eating and active living choices, it recognizes schools for taking specific steps to improve their school nutrition environment and addressing childhood obesity. Among the criteria for certification, schools must offer healthy meals and snacks, nutrition education and physical activity.
Congratulations to the following 12 SVVSD schools for their Bronze Awards:
*Burlington Elementary * Centennial Elementary
*Central Elementary * Columbine Elementary
*Eagle Crest Elementary *Erie Elementary
*Indian Peaks Elementary *Longmont Estates Elem.
*Mountain View Elementary *Northridge Elementary
*Rocky Mountain Elementary *Sanborn Elementary
Hip hip hooray, St. Vrain!