(WICHITA, Kan.) — Six Kansas school districts are honored at a ceremony at the White House.
The schools were among 1,273 schools which achieved a HealthierUS School Challenge award during the 2010-11 school year.
The White House event was hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama.
According to a press release, Twenty-four Kansas schools were invited to attend the ceremony in recognition of their accomplishments. The program, which is part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, provides four levels of awards – Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold with Distinction – to schools that have made changes to improve the quality of foods they serve, provide students with nutrition education, and provide students with physical education and opportunities for physical activity.
Each award comes with a monetary prize; $500 for Bronze, $1,000 for Silver, $1,500 for Gold, and $2,000 for Gold Distinction.
Fowler Elementary School, USD 225 Fowler, earned top honors in the program, receiving the Gold with Distinction award. Martha Ohnick, food service manager at Fowler Elementary, attended the ceremony on behalf of the school.