Where Is Colorado Among Healthiest Schools?

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation shared the news below in their Sept. email blast.  This article is created and written by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and it is worth sharing.  Where does Colorado stand?  Click on the “See America’s Healthiest Schools” below to find out.  You may be surprised!

“Young people spend the majority of their day at school. It’s where they spend most of their time outside the home. If we want to create a healthier generation, we need to start with healthy schools.

It makes academic sense.
Kids who eat healthier and move more perform better in school. Studies show that healthy kids get better grades, attend school more often and behave better in class.
It makes economic sense. 
School districts can lose tens of thousands of dollars annually in attendance-based state funding because of absenteeism.
It makes lifetime sense. 
Healthy kids have better attendance.
Each of America’s Healthiest Schools is a best-in-class example of the nationwide movement to create a culture of health at school. All award winners have met stringent guidelines for serving healthier meals and snacks, getting students moving more, building lifelong healthy skills during physical and health education and empowering school leaders to become healthy role models to the great benefit of their students.”


Note:  Full article content, photos, artwork, and links created by Alliance for a Healthier Generation.