Brockbank Receives HealthierUS Challenge Bronze Award!

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Sat, 03/16/2013 - 23:50
Brockbank Elementary along with six other elementary schools in Nebo School District were recently presented with the HealthierUS School Challenge Bronze Award. This is the first time any school from Nebo School District has received this award. The goal of the HealthierUS School Challenge is to improve children's health by promoting healthier schools. Schools have been increasing fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans into healthy menus for students. Along with eating better, Brockbank also has a great PE program to give the students the opportunity to get physical activity to help them become healthier. First Lady, Michelle Obama in 2010, introduced Let's Move! (an initative to solve the childhood obesity epidemic), incorporating the HealthierUS School Challenge into her campaign. Brockbank is proud to have recieved this award and was given (along with the other six schools) a plaque, banner (hanging in our lunchroom) and $500 to use to provide fruits and vegetables at registration in August. Brockbank also received a letter from Michelle Obama congratulating us for achieving the HealthierUS School Challenge Bronze Award. Lunch Lady, Mrs. Jill Blanton, in behalf of Brockbank accepted the award at a special celebration at Rees Elementary. She was quoted by reporters by saying, "I was way excited to find out we received this award. The kids have done well at eating their fruits and vegetables. I am so proud of our lunch ladies and our students." Way to go Brockbank!