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.
|A few CMSD attendees|
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.