HEAL Excellence in Education Award for Schools in New Hampshire (01/18/12)

The second Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) ED'ie award will be given this year to a school in New Hampshire that is outstanding in creating an environment that supports healthy eating and physical activity opportunities and is achieving positive results for students and staff. Last year, HEAL NH awarded the first 'ED'ie to Thorntons Ferry Elementary in the Merrimack School District in Merrimack, NH. The health of students is important to schools and a growing body of research indicates a positive association between school-based physical activity and academic performance.

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Objective:

To recognize an outstanding school in New Hampshire that is creating a learning environment that supports healthy eating with physical activity opportunities and is achieving positive results for the students and staff.

Award:

Recognition at the annual New Hampshire EDies award ceremony in June with HEAL Plaque, '5-2-1-0' School Banner, $500 prize and a bell.

Key Criteria:

  • School Wellness Policy and an active Wellness Committee
  • Healthy eating guidelines and practices
  • Multiple physical activity opportunities
  • Measures of success

Nominations for the HEAL ED'ie are due by March 30, 2012. The New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards or ED'ies is the premier celebration of excellence among schools and educators.