Health Enhancement and Safety


Great Falls Public School District #1 Celebrates 17 HealthierUS School Challenge

Sunday, February 2, 2014, 12:34 pm

Fifteen elementary schools and two middle schools in Great Falls celebrated their prestigious Bronze and Silver Awards in the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) program.  Great Falls Public Schools have received the greatest number of awards (17) per district in Montana. 

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20140114/NEWS01/301140033/A-balanced-diet-Great-Falls-schools-earn-awards-healthy-changes

The HealthierUS School Challenge program recognizes schools that are creating healthy environments by promoting excellence in nutrition and physical activity. 

http://www.fns.usda.gov/hussc/healthierus-school-challenge-index

Schools which prioritize nutrition and physical activity help students succeed.  Research shows that nutrition and physical activity positively affect academic achievement.  For information on the HealthierUS School Challenge, please contact Molly Stenberg at (406) 994-7217 or Stenberg@montana.edu.   Montana Team Nutrition staff will assist in the application process.

For more information, contact Molly Stenberg, 994-7217