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Eleven SBISD Schools Rank as ‘America’s Healthiest’
Eleven separate Spring Branch ISD elementary and middle schools were recognized earlier this week as “America’s Healthiest Schools” by the national Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which aims to develop lifelong, healthy habits in all kids.
The SBISD schools are among a record 461 schools from 26 states being honored for promoting healthy eating and physical activity.
The alliance recognizes schools that meet or exceed a rigorous set of criteria that include 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.
National Silver Award winners include three elementaries – Frostwood, Hunters Creek and Wilchester.
National Bronze Awards were also issued to seven elementaries and one middle school. They are Edgewood, Housman, Meadow Wood, Pine Shadows, Rummel Creek, Spring Shadows and Westwood, and Landrum Middle School.
The award-winning schools will be honored Sept. 24 during the regular monthly meeting of the SBISD Board of Trustees.
According to the alliance, all of the award-winning schools met these standards:
  • Meet or exceed federal nutrition standards for school meals and snacks
  • Offer breakfast daily
  • Implement district wellness policies and update progress annually
  • Provide students with at least 60 minutes of physical education per week and ensure physical activity throughout the school day
“The most important investments we can make are those that support kids’ health and education,” Brian Weaver, chief program officer at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, said. “We applaud these award-winning schools for finding creative ways to keep all kids active, eating healthy and engaged in learning while setting them on a path to lifelong health.”
The alliance also supports the landmark Healthy Schools Program – one of the nation’s largest school-based childhood obesity prevention initiatives – which has worked with more than 42,000 schools serving more than 25 million U.S. students since 2006.
The America’s Healthiest Schools campaign is sponsored in part by Novo Nordisk. The alliance is also supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; The JPB Foundation; Kaiser Permanente; Target Enterprise Inc.; St. Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio; Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation and the Missouri Foundation  for Health.