We all know how important it is for our kids to eat healthy, especially when at school.
Thursday, a South Bend student was rewarded for teaching her school to do just that.
9th grader Tabbitha Coughlin wrote an essay to the "Got Milk? Healthiest student bodies contest."
They were searching for the 50 healthiest schools in America.
Over 1500 entries were submitted and Tabbitha's was chosen as one of the 50 national finalists.
Jefferson Intermediate Center was presented with a $1,000 grant Thursday, while Tabbitha received a prize package from Adidas and Phat Farm clothing.
Tabbitha said, "When I got the letter in the mail I was surprised that I won because I entered it on the internet. I saw it on the internet so I decided to enter the contest for my school."
Jefferson Intermediate recently did away with fried food and is offering healthier, more wholesome lunches.
The school will use the grant to implement new fitness and nutrition programs.