Vestal Elementary Schools win USDA’s 'Healthier U.S. School Challenge' Award

By WBNG News

Vestal Elementary Schools win USDA’s 'Healthier U.S. School Challenge' Award

January 8, 2013 Updated Jan 8, 2013 at 6:06 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) The five elementary schools in the Vestal Central School District recently received Bronze Healthier U.S. School Challenge Awards from the USDA.

According to a news release:

African Road, Clayton Avenue, Glenwood, Tioga Hills and Vestal Hills Elementary Schools each received the award, which includes a plaque and $500 per school.

The Healthier U.S. School Challenge is a recognition award for schools who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in both nutrition and physical education to provide a healthier school
environment for children.

“Receiving the Healthier U.S. Bronze Award solidifies Vestal’s dedication to providing a healthy learning environment for its students,” said Food Services’ Director Mark Bordeau. “From the classroom to the cafeteria, the entire team at Vestal strives for excellence when it comes to the health of the student.”