Riverside Elementary has made the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s 2017 list of America’s Healthiest Schools by achieving the Bronze Award for making changes that promote healthier eating and physical activity for students and staff.
This award, granted by Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools, is an evidence-based national initiative to create healthier school environments where children can thrive. Healthier Generation recognizes schools that meet or exceed stringent standards set by its Healthy Schools Program for serving healthier meals and snacks, getting students moving more, offering high-quality physical and health education and empowering school leaders to become healthy role models.
The award demonstrates Riverside’s commitment to fostering the health of our students and staff. Aside from a student’s home, school is the place where kids spend most of their time, making healthy schools vital to preparing students for success. Studies show that healthy students perform better on tests, get better grades, attend school more often, and behave better in class.
Any school can sign up to receive the support of the Healthy Schools Program’s resources, tools, and national experts at no cost. If you’re interested in getting involved with Riverside Elementary’s school health initiatives, contact ElizaBeth Chase, Physical Education Teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org . To learn more about the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program, visit schools.healthiergeneration.org.
Caption –Second graders (top left to right) Jordan Dukish, MIdestine Sturghill, and Julissa Sanchez look on as the Riverside gardener, Bill Behnke, shows Isabella Nett (kneeling) and Willow Ott where to place the seeds as they plant Riverside School’s community garden.