7 Pa. Schools Earn National Honor for Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Monday, January 28, 2013

Fort Mill elementary schools’ efforts to serve children better food while teaching them about healthy lifestyles and exercise have been so effective that all seven campuses have earned national recognition.

Each received a HealthierUS Schools bronze award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in December, joining nearly 4,800 schools across the nation that are moving away from serving salty, highly-processed fast food fare for breakfast and lunch.

No other school in York, Chester or Lancaster counties has received the award, which is given to schools that voluntarily exceed federal nutrition requirements, encourage exercise and foster healthy environments.

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