Health Enhancement and Safety


East Helena Schools Celebrate Healthier US School Challenge Award

Monday, February 24, 2014, 9:59 am

Eastgate School and Radley Elementary School have joined the ranks of only 32 other schools in the state of Montana to receive silver level national recognition in the USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge program.  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

To qualify for the Silver Award, East Helena Elementary School District submitted a detailed application documenting adherence to the HealthierUS School Challenge criteria for their lunch menus, nutrition education, opportunities for physical activity, and a local school wellness policy.  The district’s school food service received $2000.00 award money from USDA and recognized their staff at a February School Board meeting with Superintendent Juneau in attendance.   

For more information, contact Montana Team Nutrition, 406-994-7217