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How One Columbia School Changed Itself to Fight Off Childhood Obesity
In a recent op/ed in The State, Lisa Curtis, a physical education teacher in SC, shares how her elementary school became one of America's Healthiest Schools.
"We strive not only to provide our kids with a world-class education, but also to equip kids with the tools they’ll need to enjoy happy and healthy lives. Our community is united in the belief that some of the most important lessons we instill in our children are taught in the cafeteria and on the playground. As a result of our commitment to children’s health, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program recently recognized us as one of America’s Healthiest Schools. We’re one of only 20 schools in South Carolina to earn a National Healthy Schools Award, and the only one in the state to earn the gold-level award."