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Announcements: Two SCCPSS Elementary Schools Receive Bronze Awards from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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Two SCCPSS Elementary Schools Receive Bronze Awards from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation 

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Staff and students at Shuman Elementary School and Pooler Elementary School have worked hard to make changes and make progress towards the national Healthy Schools Initiative – so much progress that they have earned the 2017 Bronze National Healthy Schools Award from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.  Making the Alliance’s list of America’s Healthiest Schools requires efforts to promote nutrition and physical activity.

Information from the Alliance website states these schools meet or exceed stringent standards set by the Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program for serving healthier meals and snacks, getting students moving more, offering high-quality physical and health education and empowering school leaders to become healthy role models.

 

Award-winning schools serve as best-in-class examples of a nationwide movement to create healthier environments for kids. All recognized schools:

·         Meet or exceed updated federal nutrition standards for school meals, which include increased fruits and vegetables, whole grain-rich items and meals lower in saturated fat

·         Offer school breakfast to their students every day

·         Meet or exceed snack and beverage requirements for the federal Smart Snacks in School standards

·         Implement district wellness policies and report progress annually

·         Provide students with at least 60 minutes of physical education per week and ensure activity throughout the school day

Every school recognized is enrolled in the Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program—one of the nation’s largest school-based childhood obesity prevention initiatives

 

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, empowers kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits, by ensuring the environments that surround them provide and promote good health.

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2/1/2025 
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