Gold Medal Schools
Through the Gold Medal Schools™ program elementary schools provide physical activity and healthy nutrition choices each day.
The Utah Department of Health developed the Gold Medal Schools program in 2001 using the State Office of Education’s core curriculum and the Center of Disease Control’s guidelines to address overweight and obesity in elementary schools. Gold Medal Schools has reached more than 202,841 students and over 8,871 teachers in 373 elementary schools.
How does Gold Medal Schools Work:
Schools meet criteria that are divided into five levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Platinum Focus. As schools achieve new levels they continue to implement the criteria they completed in previous levels. This way by the time a school reaches the Platinum Focus level they will be implementing all Gold Medal Schools criteria from Bronze to Platinum focus and will have a comprehensive healthy school environment.