HealthierUS School Challenge
The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) was established to recognize schools that are creating healthier school environments through their promotion of good nutrition and physical activity. Four levels of superior performance are awarded: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Gold of Distinction. Schools across US have made big changes to promote and encourage healthy eating and exercise behaviors.
Salida Union School District led by Nutrition Services Director Billy Reid and his team of talented nutrition professionals have captured the highest award - Gold Medal with Distinction for all seven schools in the district, and * Peterson Alternative School of Education is the first High School in the country to achieve Gold with Distinction! Furthermore, Salida Union School District is the first school district, (and to date the only school district) to have all schools in the district be Gold Medal with Distinction award winners!
HealthierUS School Challenge Award Ceremony from the White House
The following schools are making national news by working to support and improve the health of our children and our community.
• Dena Boer Elementary
The California Department of Education has confirmed that Salida Union School District is the FIRST school district to have all its schools receive the Gold Medal with Distinction! To date, Salida is the only school district to have all its schools be Gold Medal of Distinction schools!!!
As part of their effort, healthy items are featured on their menus and physical education and activity emphasized. Their efforts are part of the HealthierUS School Challenge.
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