The Eldon School District will soon be able to offer additional choices and access to nutrition and physical activity to students through a grant from The Missouri Foundation for Health.
This five year partnership with the foundation will help the school district improve children's health through a healthier school environment, including better food choices and increased opportunity for physical activity.
According to school officials, the initiative will provide funding and technical assistance directly to the district and help each school tailor its own plan to create a healthy school.
This commitment will focus on grades Kindergarten through eighth.
“The Eldon School District is excited to partner with the Missouri Foundation for Health to increase the wellness activities for our students. We know that if we can improve the health of a child at an early stage that it can impact the rest of their life,” Eldon Superintendent Matt Davis said.
Eldon will be kicking off its local effort with a ribbon cutting on Sept. 17.