FARMINGTON -- A Davis County health educator has been honored by the state for her work with Golf Medal Schools. Tiffany Leishman, a health educator with the Davis County Department of Health was honored as the Outstanding Local Health Department representative for her support to the schools and mentors in Davis County throughout the 2005-2006 school year. The award was presented by the state's Gold Medal Schools Team. The award notes that during the past school year, Leishman recruited nine new Gold Medal Schools, coordinated 88 grocery store tours, provided useful feedback, met deadlines and presented training sessions. "Tiffany is great to work with because she is clear on what her expectations are," said Carla Passey, one of Leishman's mentors. "She offers the support and feedback that we need in order to meet those expectations. also, she lets us know how much she appreciates the work we do. It's easy to give your best effort when you know it will be appreciated."
The program joins more than 200 Utah elementary schools in a commitment to creating a healthier generation through policy changes in their schools, which inspire more physical activity, nutrition and anti-tobacco education.
For more information about Gold Medal Schools, contact Sarah Rigby at the Utah Department of Health, at 801-538-9454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.