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Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools Earn National Honors

Sixteen Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools have earned "Healthiest Schools in America" distinction.

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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, (AHG), a Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools partner, recently released their list of the Healthiest Schools in America, which features 16 Southern California Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools. These 16 schools represent nearly five percent of the 328 healthiest schools nationwide.

Loma Vista Middle School in Riverside is the one Kaiser Permanente Thriving School in Southern California that earned Gold level recognition. Additional schools are recognized for their efforts at the Silver and Bronze levels.

The award-winning schools are serving as best-in-class examples of a nationwide movement to create healthier environments for kids. All AHG-recognized schools:

  • Meet or exceed updated federal nutrition standards for school meals, which include increased fruits and vegetables, whole grain-rich items and meals lower in saturated fat
  • Offer school breakfast to their students every day
  • Meet or exceed snack and beverage requirements for the federal “Smart Snacks in School” standards
  • Implement district wellness policies and report progress annually
  • Provide students with at least 60 minutes of physical education per week and ensure activity throughout the school day.

The Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools honorees in Southern California are:

Gold
Loma Vista Middle School, Alvord Unified School District (Riverside, CA)

Silver
Wells Middle School, Alvord Unified School District (Riverside, CA)

Bronze
Alvord Continuation High School, Alvord Unified School District (Riverside, CA)
Arizona Middle School, Alvord Unified School District (Riverside, CA)
Broad Ave Elementary, Los Angeles Unified School District
Fries Elementary, Los Angeles Unified School District
Gulf Ave Elementary, Los Angeles Unified School District
Harry Bridges Span School, Los Angeles Unified School District
Hawaiian Elementary, Los Angeles Unified School District
McAuliffe Elementary School, Alvord Unified School District (Riverside, CA)
Norte Vista High School, Alvord Unified School District (Riverside, CA)
Orrenmaa Elementary School, Alvord Unified School District (Riverside, CA)
Promenade Elementary School, Alvord Unified School District (Riverside, CA)
Twinhill Elementary, Alvord Unified School District (Riverside, CA)
Wilmington Park Elementary, Los Angeles Unified School District
Young Oak Kim Academy, Los Angeles Unified School District

KPSC Thriving School Gold-level honoree Loma Vista Middle School was also featured recently in a KPSC community benefit video about getting healthy and keeping fit. Click here to view.

We are so proud of all our school partners and community members who are working to make their schools healthier places for students, teachers, and staff.