HealthierUS School Challenge: Healthy Choice Award
Posted on 09/30/2013

hussc Covina-Valley USD is leading the pack with providing healthy lifestyle education to their students. On Friday, September 13th, 2013 Traweek Middle School, Fairvalley High School, Ben Lomond, Lark Ellen, and Merwin Elementary Schools were recognized in an awards assembly at Traweek Middle School for their efforts in creating healthy school environments by promoting good nutrition, physical activity and nutrition education to their students. The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC), a national, voluntary certification initiative that recognizes schools who make it a priority to promote wholesome nutrition, beneficial physical activity and overall wellness, along with the USDA, awarded Fairvalley with a Bronze Medal, while Ben Lomond, Lark Ellen and Merwin each received a Silver Medal. Traweek Middle School received the highest honor of the Gold Medal of Distinction. The HealthierUS Schools Challenge is aligned with the Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign and California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Tom Torlakson’s Team California for Healthy Kids. C-VUSD’s schools were recognized in a multitude of areas.  They were honored for their innovative programs in HOTM (Harvest of the Month) and School Garden, where students learn about healthy eating and grow their own food, a State of the Art Fitness Facility, Walking Club, American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart, Yoga outdoor activity, Walk and Talk fitness, and Chef in the Classroom, to name just a few.  Covina Valley Unified School District’s Board of Education, Superintendent and Cabinet, along with many federal, state and local agencies and individuals came to recognize and congratulate each school’s accomplishments.

 

Our schools were highlighted in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Follow the link below to view the feature.

http://www.sgvtribune.com/health/20130913/covina-valley-wins-five-healthy-school-awards-from-usda