Health Makes News in Flagler Schools

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:23am

Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager is proud to announce that Flagler County Public Schools has been recognized as a Silver level Florida Healthy School District. He was notified May 8th.

The Florida Partnership for Healthy Schools collaborates with Florida Action for Healthy Kids, Florida Association of District School Superintendents, and Florida Healthy Kids Corporation in recognizing districts for their work in promoting “the physical, mental, and social health of students and staff.”

Additional information on the Florida Healthy School District program can be found at: http://www.safehealthyschoolsfl.org.

Additionally, Flagler Schools also learned Belle Terre Elementary School and Rymfire Elementary School both earned the 2018 National Health Schools Bronze Award as part of the Healthier Generation’s list of America’s Healthiest Schools program. This is presented annually by The Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Schools are recognized for meeting or exceeding federal nutrition standards for school meals and snacks, offer breakfast daily, implement district wellness policies and update progress annually, and provide students with at least 60 minutes of physical education per week.

Additional information on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation can be found at: https://www.healthiergeneration.org/healthiestschools/

Superintendent Tager says about these honors “This goes to show Flagler Schools is committed to helping our students and staff grow not only educationally and professionally, but physically and mentally as well.”