Kids Teaching Kids
August 10, 2015

Students Participated in Medical City Children's Hospital Healthy Snack Challenge

The efforts of thousands of Frisco and Allen ISD students were recognized by U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson on Tuesday, April 7 at 1:30 p.m. during a ceremony at Curtsinger Elementary School. Curtsinger Elementary is located at 12450 Jereme Trail in Frisco.

The students recently participated in the Medical City Children's Hospital Kids Teaching Kids program, a 21-day healthy eating challenge.

The two school districts competed for the most children creating and eating healthy snacks. Curtsinger Elementary came in first place among the schools in both districts, with more than 84 percent of students completing the competitive challenge. The Greater Dallas Restaurant Association and Kroger are also supporters of the 21-day challenge. During the ceremony, Kroger will present three schools in Frisco and Allen ISD with $2,500 in gift cards to buy more healthy food for next year's Kids Teaching Kids challenge.

Medical City Dallas Hospital Chief Executive Officer Troy Villarreal and Medical City Children's Hospital Chief Executive Officer Keith Zimmerman were part of the formal recognition ceremony, where Congressman Johnson recognized Medical City Children's Hospital in a special way. An estimated 650 students attended the event, along with Frisco ISD and Allen ISD superintendents.

"We are proud to celebrate the healthy eating habits developed by Frisco and Allen ISD students," said U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson. "I thank Medical City Dallas Hospital for helping to make this program, Snacking for Success, exactly that – a success! Together, we are working to lower childhood obesity rates and create a more healthy future for our children. It's an honor to help congratulate everyone involved - especially our students - for all that they've accomplished! I applaud them for their hard work and dedication to creating and eating healthier snacks!"