News April 14, 2014

Fueling the drive to create healthy schools

(4.14.14) Every day, 53 million people go to school to work or learn. Within school environments, these people – children and adults alike – consume about half of their daily food and beverage intake. It is vitally important, therefore, that efforts are made to promote healthy eating and physical activity choices during school hours.

On April 8, a capacity crowd filled the private dining room at The City Club of Cleveland to celebrate a united effort by local funders, educators and health professionals to make Cleveland-area schools beacons for healthy eating and activities.

Sponsored by Saint Luke’s Foundation, the April 8 luncheon highlighted the work of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and specifically the effort to integrate its Healthy Schools Program throughout the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). This Alliance program is a national initiative designed to build systems and policies that promote healthy eating and physical activities throughout school districts. Click here to read more from the our electronic news highlight.


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