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Neisd schools awarded by Alliance for Healthier generation

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, recognized nine North East ISD schools for transforming their campuses into healthier places for students and staff.

Eisenhower Middle School, Bradley Middle School, Ed White Middle School, Tejeda Middle School, Roan Forest Elementary School, Stone Oak Elementary School, Northern Hills Elementary School and Encino Park Elementary School all earned 2012 Bronze National Recognition Awards. Redland Oaks Elementary School earned the 2012 Silver National Recognition Award -- the first Silver recognition earned in Bexar County.

“We are extremely proud of the recognition that these schools have received,” said Meg Domas, executive director of School Nutrition Services. “They demonstrate the commitment that providing a healthy school environment is a community-based approach.”

To earn this award, the schools revamped their meals service and physical activity programs to meet or exceed stringent standards set by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program. The Alliance provides expert advice and free resources to help schools reverse the national trend in childhood obesity. Schools also made changes to improve employee wellness initiatives and made efforts to participate in healthier, non-food-based fundraisers.

Campuses are eligible for Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum National Recognition Awards based on their level of achievement. A representative from each campus will join other winning schools from across the nation at the Healthy Schools Forum in fall 2012.

Posted on June 12, 2012