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Eau Claire elementary school named one of nation's healthiest

EAU CLAIRE (WQOW)--According to a national magazin, Sherman Elementary in Eau Claire is one of the healthiest schools in America. 

Thursday, Family Circle said it's honoring six schools that are among the healthiest in the country.  Among those is Sherman Elementary in Eau Claire.  The magazine says as school districts across the US cut extracurricular activities and drop physical education classes to save money, schools like Sherman are finding creative ways to make their schools healthier.

A spokesperson issued a statement to News 18 today saying, "Sherman Elementary impresses Family Circle with their Sherman stars program. 95% of the students participate, turning minutes spent on physical activities outside the school, like hiking and biking, into points that can be traded for prizes.  This program is an incredible example of how a community has come together to encourage students to stay active and make smart choices now that can lead to life-long differences for their health and well-being."

Those six schools are featured in the magazine's September issue which is already out.

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