Greeley School is Only Colorado School to Make ‘Healthiest’ List
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation has put a Greeley elementary school on their 'Healthiest Schools' list, with other Colorado schools running to catch up.
Way to go, Greeley-Evans School District 6: The Greeley Tribune has the story on how Monfort Elementary in Greeley was the only Colorado school to make the list of 'America's Healthiest Schools' put out by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
The Alliance was formed by the Clinton Foundation along with the American Heart Association in 2005. Their mission is to help communities empower kids to live a healthier life.
According to the Trib, Monfort was one of the 355 schools selected because they are hitting all the right marks with the leadership of their Wellness Coordinator.
Monfort got the nod by meeting or exceeding the requirements:
MEETING OR EXCEEDING NUTRITIONAL STANDARDS SET UP BY THE GOVERNMENT
HAVING BREAKFAST AVAILABLE EACH SCHOOL DAY
EACH SCHOOL DAY HAS SOME SORT OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DURING THE DAY
IMPLEMENTING THE WELLNESS POLICIES SET UP BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
HAVING PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS INVOLVED IN DECISIONS
Monfort does indeed have a lot of physical activity - their annual Jog-A-Thon, which takes the place of selling candy bars and such for funds, is coming up soon. Plus the food served at parties is MUCH healthier now, with the parents helping.
Get more on Monfort Elementary's healthy initiative from the Greeley Tribune HERE.