Monday, August 10, 2009

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Honors Over 100 Schools for Wellness Programs

“The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a partnership between the William J. Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association (AHA), has recognized 114 schools that have fostered healthy learning environments for students and staff as part of the Alliance's Healthy Schools Program, WCCO reports. Among the schools recognized for their achievements, Lynwood, Calif.-based Cesar Chavez Middle School modified its food offerings to ensure that 30 percent or less of an items calories are derived from fat, all food items are free of trans-fat, and fresh fruits and vegetables are available. Meanwhile, West New York Public School #5, an elementary school in New Jersey, now offers a morning wellness program one hour before school, three days per week, where students learn about nutrition, the core components of fitness, and the correlation between healthy food choices, physical activity and academic achievement.”

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