Clyde-Savannah Elementary Named to 2017 List of America’s Healthiest Schools

Clyde-Savannah Elementary Named to 2017 List of America’s Healthiest Schools
Posted on 09/13/2017
America's Healthiest Schools

Students at Clyde-Savannah Elementary School are heading back to healthier schools this year, thanks to their commitment to student health. Clyde-Savannah Elementary have been named to the 2017 list of America’s Healthiest Schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

A total of 323 schools nationwide were selected based on a rigorous set of criteria – from availability of nutritious foods to access to quality physical education opportunities, as part of Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program.

Clyde-Savannah Elementary School has taken the following steps toward creating a healthier environment for both students and staff:

Clyde-Savannah Elementary School continues to establish a culture that celebrates being active and making the healthy choice the easy choice. Clyde-Savannah Elementary School is a Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) school and integrates wellness education into all grade levels and disciplines, helping students establish a foundation for health early on while teaching the skills to sustain it for a lifetime.

 

“Our entire community – parents, teachers, students and staff – has united around the importance of creating a healthy school environment,” said Michael C. Hayden, Superintendent of Clyde-Savannah Central School District. “We’re honored to receive this recognition from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and remain committed to continuing to improve school health next year and beyond.”

 

All schools on the 2017 list of America’s Healthiest Schools have earned National Healthy Schools Awards, a prestigious achievement that celebrates schools that meet or exceed stringent standards set by Healthier Generation’s 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.

“Thousands of schools across the country are seeing the academic, social and behavioral benefits of prioritizing student health,” said Dr. Howell Wechsler, CEO of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. “We’re proud to recognize the exceptional efforts of Clyde-Savannah for serving as a best in class example of what it means to create healthier environments for both students and staff.”

Any school can join the Healthy Schools Program at no cost by visiting http://schools.healthiergeneration.org

To view the complete list of America's Healthiest Schools, visit healthiestschools.org

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