Six Canyons elementary schools are raising the bar for health and nutrition, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Altara, Oakdale, Brookwood, Peruvian Park, Draper and Sprucewood elementaries have received the HealthierUS School Challenge bronze-level award from the USDA. The schools received the award for their efforts to improve the quality of foods served, provide students with more nutritious food choices, and enhance their physical activity program.
In recognition of their achievement, the schools will receive a HUSSC award plaque, banner to display, and $500.
To date, 20 of 29 CSD elementary schools have earned at least a bronze-level certification in the HealthierUS School Challenge. The award is “a great accomplishment and shows the school is committed to helping their students have a healthier lifestyle,” Dana Adams, senior specialist with the Utah State Office of Education, wrote in a congratulatory letter.