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Saginaw school wins gold medal for promoting healthy lifestyle

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Fifty-five Michigan schools are being honored for promoting healthier lifestyles--including four from the Saginaw area. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

SAGINAW, Mich. - Fifty-five Michigan schools are being honored for promoting healthier lifestyles--including four from the Saginaw area.

Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan Department of Human Services gave bronze, silver, and gold awards to the schools.

Qualifying schools were noted for their promotion of healthy eating, physical activity, and tobacco free lifestyles for students.

White Pine Middle School in Saginaw is one of the schools that won a gold medal for its efforts.

"We've seen more students interested into the physical fitness and the healthy food and we're trying to connect it back to how its important with their education and how it all relates back to their success in school,” said teacher Sheri McCauley.

Last year the school won the silver medal for the awards program. McCauley says the program continues to be an important asset to the students and the school.