Greystone Elementary recognized for healthy habits
Published 11:46 am Monday, October 21, 2013
FROM STAFF REPORTS
HOOVER — Greystone Elementary is one of three Hoover schools recognized for transforming its campus into a healthy haven for students and staff.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, named Greystone Elementary the recipient of its Bronze National Recognition Award. To earn the National Recognition Award, schools must meet or exceed nutrition services and physical activity program standards set by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program.
Greystone Elementary, along with Bluff Park Elementary and Brock’s Gap Intermediate, have implemented a variety of initiatives, including employee wellness programs, running clubs for students, daily physical activity breaks for students and nutrition education.
“We applaud the achievements of our 2013 honorees,” Howell Wechsler, chief executive officer of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, said in a news release. “Their successful efforts to get students and staff eating better and moving more prove that schools are great environments to promote both health and academics.”
The Healthy Schools Program, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, offers free professional development to more than 18,000 schools nationwide in an effort to curb the childhood obesity epidemic. For more information, visit HealthierGeneration.org.