Schools Recognized with USDA's HealthierUS School Challenge Awards
In May of 2016, Nutrition Services and School Wellness applied for USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge awards for all of our middle schools and high schools that participate in the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch program.
The HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms is a voluntary certification initiative that recognizes schools creating healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.
“We value the strong partnerships built between Nutrition Services and our schools, and the positive impact that healthy meals have on students academic success," said Shelly Allen, Director of Nutrition and Warehouse Services.
After an extensive application process, St.Vrain was awarded 11 Bronze and three Silver Awards.
The following schools received Bronze awards:
- Altona Middle School
- Coal Ridge Middle School
- Erie High School
- Frederick High School
- Longmont High School
- Mead High School
- Niwot High School
- Silver Creek High School
- Skyline High School
- Sunset Middle School
- Trail Ridge Middle School
The following schools received Silver awards:
- Longs Peak Middle School
- Thunder Valley K-8 School
- Timberline K-8 School
“The schools recognized by USDA have made healthy eating, physical activity, and nutrition education a priority for their students,” said Sarah Harter, school wellness coordinator.
Each of the winning schools was presented with a plaque and banner.
St.Vrain is also currently applying for an additional five awards for schools that have recently added a breakfast program.