The Utah Department of Health has named East Midvale Elementary the December 2011 Gold Medal School of the Month.
East Midvale jumped into its work to become a Gold Medal School back in 2008, and hasn’t stopped moving since. Determined to combat childhood obesity by engaging students in physical fitness, health and nutrition education, East Midvale became one of the few schools in Utah to complete the Bronze, Silver and Gold medal criteria in its first year. This year, East Midvale students plan to walk 20,000 miles or, more creatively, to Disneyland and back 15 times. The school also is working to achieve Platinum Focus in Oral Health, and works with the group, “Sealants for Smiles” to offer sealants to all second- and sixth-grade students.
For its efforts, East Midvale will be profiled throughout the month of December on the Utah Department of Health’s Web site.