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Congratulations to the 2018 Healthy Zone School Award Winners!

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Friday, May 11, 2018


On Thursday, May 10, a special dinner was held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, honoring this year’s Healthy Zone Schools and award winners.

The Cooper Institute® and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas developed the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program in 2011, which uses evidence-based knowledge and best practices to assist schools in promoting healthy behaviors. This program honors schools for their healthy practices and assists schools in their efforts to provide healthier environments for students.

Today, there are 166 schools across 18 North Texas school districts participating in the program, with over 110,000 students reached.


2018 Award Winners:

 

SLOAN CREEK INTERMEDIATE, The Leap Award

The Leap Award is presented to the school that demonstrates a willingness to learn and grow within the program while having a positive attitude and enthusiastic approach.

NORTHLAKE ELEMENTARY, #HealthyZone Award

The #HealthyZone Award is presented to the school that consistently shares their on-campus Healthy Zone experiences, activities, and events on various social media outlets.

MARCIE ADAME, PATHFINDER ACHIEVEMENT CENTER, Shining Star Award

The Shining Star Award is presented to the most outstanding teacher. This individual displays the ability to use the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program® as a source to drive student, teacher, parent, and community engagement while promoting health and wellness.

AKIN ELEMENTARY, Green Apple Award

The Green Apple Award is presented each year to the most outstanding new school. This school goes above and beyond in an effort to make a lasting impact on students, staff, and community members.

SANGER ELEMENTARY, Healthy Zone Silver Cup

The Healthy Zone Silver Cup is awarded annually to a different school. The winning campus has their school’s name engraved on the cup, and they have the honor of displaying the prestigious award on their campus throughout the next school year. Each year, the Silver Cup will be passed on to a new winner and a new campus.

PRINCIPAL MATT AREND, SIGLER ELEMENTARY, Healthy Zone Champion

The Healthy Zone Champion is an individual who leads by example and embraces the Healthy Zone Program by working to build a healthier generation.

DR. RICK MCDANIEL, MCKINNEY ISD, Superintendent Health Champion Award

The Superintendent Health Champion Award is presented to the superintendent who supports healthy schools and communities in their district through school-based programming and partnerships.

PEPSICO FOUNDATION, Healthy Zone Booster Award

The Healthy Zone Booster Award recognizes a company or foundation who demonstrates a commitment to health and wellness through their strong support of the Healthy Zone School Program.



Click here to view the pictures from our Healthy Zone photo booth!
 

Learn more about the program at HealthyZoneSchool.com