Clyde-Savannah elementary, middle and high schools recently received silver awards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of its Healthier Schools Challenge.
The schools join the ranks of an elite group recognized for health, nutrition and fitness excellence. Only 7 percent of 101,000 schools in the nation have achieved Healthier U.S. status and the bronze, silver gold or gold of distinction levels.
Clyde-Savannah earned a $2,000 cash award to put toward school food service initiatives.
The challenge is a key component of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to end childhood obesity within a generation. Schools participating in the challenge voluntarily adopt USDA standards for food they serve at their schools, agree to provide nutrition education and provide opportunities for physical activity.