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MEADE HEIGHTS, PERSHING HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS HONORED FOR EFFORTS TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Meade Heights and Pershing Hill elementary schools have received national recognition from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for their efforts to fight childhood obesity.

The group bestowed bronze awards on both schools, honoring them for leading comprehensive health, physical activity, and wellness efforts during the 2014-2015 school year. Both schools will be honored at the group’s Leaders Summit this fall.

To earn the award, schools must boost their nutrition and wellness services and physical activity programs to meet or exceed stringent standards set by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program. The program provides schools with guidance, professional development, access to national experts, and evidence-based resources and tools to help them create and sustain healthy school environments.

The Alliance launched its Healthy Schools Program in 2006 with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, the Alliance empowers children to develop lifelong, healthy habits. The Alliance works with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to build healthier environments for millions of children. To learn more about the Alliance, click here.