Students at Clyde-Savannah Elementary School are heading back to healthier schools this year, thanks to the school’s commitment to student health. Clyde-Savannah Elementary has been named to the 2017 list of America’s Healthiest Schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
Clyde-Savannah Elementary was selected among 323 schools nationwide based on a set of criteria from availability of nutritious foods to access to quality physical education opportunities as part of Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools program.
Clyde-Savannah Elementary School has taken steps toward creating a healthier environment for students and staff. It continues to establish a culture that celebrates being active and making the healthy choice the easy choice. It is a Coordinated Approach to Child Health school that 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 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 earned National Healthy Schools awards, an achievement that celebrates schools that meet or exceed stringent standards set by the 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 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.”
Visit healthiergeneration.org for information.