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Stratmoor Hills named 2018 Healthy School Champion

Stratmoor Hills Elementary is one of only 47 Colorado schools to be named a 2018 Healthy School Champion.

The awards recognize schools across the state that promote healthy school environments and implement engaging health initiatives that support student learning.

Stratmoor Hills earned the Promising School Award as part of the program, and received $300 to further fund school health efforts.

Students staying active as part of the walking classroom Students show off hand stamps after eating all of their fruits or vegetables at lunch Students earn a hand stamp when they eat all of their fruits and vegetables at lunch

The school was recognized for promoting healthy lifestyles in several ways, including the installation of a walking path, using alternative seating, and installing a water bottle fill station.

During lunch, the school promotes healthy eating by stamping the hands of students who eat all of their fruits or vegetables.

Fifth grade students also can join the Health and Wellness Team, which promotes healthy eating to younger students.

Stratmoor Hills also sponsors several after-school intramural activities and a walking classroom.

Healthy School Champion Awards are presented by the Colorado Education Initiative and Colorado's Healthy Schools Successful Students program, and sponsored by the Colorado Health Foundation.

The program has given more than 315 awards and granted more than $350,000 over the past eight years in the range of $300 to $7,500 per champion.