Liberty Technology Magnet High School Wins National Healthy Schools Silver Award
Boosting physical activity is a top priority for students and staff alike at Liberty Technology Magnet High School. The school established an afterschool fitness club that welcomes both students and staff members, and introduced wellness walks for students around the school track. Many students attended the school’s first annual fitness event, which included a 5K race, powder puff football games, dodgeball tournaments and cheerleading activities. These new opportunities for physical activity go hand-in-hand with an effort to promote healthy eating habits at the school. The cafeteria serves nutritious breakfast and lunch options, created with input from healthy food surveys completed by the students. All foods and beverages sold outside of the school meals program align with the USDA Smart Snacks in School standards, including snacks sold at fundraisers and in vending machines. As a result of these changes, healthy habits are becoming the norm at the school. “The students and staff are more excited about making healthier choices with food and ensuring that they get enough physical activity,” said Jaime Grammer, school counselor.