First lady recognizes 5 Oregon schools for promoting active lifestyles

First lady recognizes 5 Oregon schools for promoting active lifestyles

Five schools in the Oregon School District have received national awards from first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, according to a release.

American Family Children’s Hospital is part of the Healthy Kids Collaborative, which worked with Oregon schools to increase students’ activity and movement, officials said.

The first lady’s program recognized Brooklyn, Netherwood Knoll and Prairie View elementary schools, Rome Corners Intermediate School and Oregon Middle School, according to the release.

“This recognition points to the importance of active and healthy lifestyles for our students,” Oregon School District Superintendent Brian Busler said in the release. “We are delighted to be recognized by the First Lady.”

The schools had to meet benchmarks in physical education, physical activity before and after school, physical activity during school, staff involvement and family and community engagement, according to the release. The award recognizes the schools’ commitment to include at least 60 minutes of physical activity before, during and after school.