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Local school wins award for advocating healthy lifestyle


A SOUTHWEST MISSOURI SCHOOL WINS AN AWARD PROMOTING HEALTHY EATING AND AND MAINTAING A GOOD LIFESTYLE EAST NEWTON SCHOOLS TRIWAY CAMPUS RECEIVED THE SILVER STATUS FOR THE HEALTHIER U.S. SCHOOL CHALLENGE.TO WIN THIS AWARD, SCHOOLS HAVE TO MEET CERTAIN WELLNESS CRITERIA, BE INVOLVED WITH THE COMMUNITY, AND EDUCATE STUDENTS ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND NUTRITION.TRIWAY STAFF DID SO BY PROVIDING SMART SNACKS INCLUDING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, POSITIVE REWARDS, AND THROUGH THEIR CURRICULUM. AND BY ALSO WINNING THE BRONZE STATUS A COUPLE YEARS AGO, TRIWAY HAS THE FUNDS TO REWARD THEIR STUDENTS. Lori Martin/East Newton R-VI School District Triway Campus ct oNuitn rves “With the bronze level we got $500 and with the silver we got $1,000 and so now we have $1,500 that we are going to spend totally on all of our kids.”THE TRIWAY CAMPUS PLANS ON HOLDING A SCHOOL ASSEMBLY THIS FALL TO CELEBRATE THESE AWARDS.THE ASSEMBLY WILL FEATURE A POWERLIFTING TEAM THAT WILL TALK TO THE STUDENTS ABOUT HEALTHY MINDS, BODIES, AND DIETS.

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