Health Enhancement and Safety

MT Schools receive prestigous National Healthier US School Challenge Awards

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 8:30 am

Congratulations to the following schools for their outstanding efforts!    

  • Townsend K-12 Schools (Cecelia Hazleton School and Townsend 7-8 School) received Silver Awards in December 2011.  Townsend students enjoy a fresh fruit and salad bar daily and have many opportunities for physical activity. 
  • Luther Elementary School received a Gold Award of Distinction in December 2011.  Luther School is the first school in Montana to receive the highest possible award level.  They received a Silver Award in 2010 and are true school wellness champions.
  • Gallatin Gateway Schools (Gallatin Gateway Elementary and Junior High) received Gold Awards in January 2012.  The lunch menu features from-scratch, fresh food daily.  The students are active each day and learn about nutrition across the curriculum. 

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture commends these schools for the exemplary steps, leadership and team work employed to make changes to their schools’ nutrition environment; improve the quality of the foods served; provide students with more nutritious, healthy choices; and, enhance their physical activity program.  The schools receive a HUSSC award plaque, a banner to display, and a small monetary incentive award ($500 per school for the Bronze award, $1000 per school for the Silver award, $1500 per school for the Gold award, and $2000 per school for the Gold Award of Distinction) for meeting HUSSC’s criteria. 

For more information, contact Montan Team Nutrition, 406-994-5641