In the current edition of our Pulse member newsletter, one article talks about starting early to establish a heart-healthy lifestyle for your children. The Oregon School District is ahead of the curve. They were recently recognized with the Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award and the National Healthy Schools Award from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
School health matters. Healthy eating and regular physical activity not only help kids stay healthy and strong, but can also lead to higher test scores, improved attendance, increased focus, better behavior in class and a lifetime of positive habits.
“We know that healthy children are better learners and we are committed to transforming our schools to support this vision. Our initiatives include active classrooms, making it safer for students to walk and bike to school and promoting healthier fundraising,” says Amy Miller, Oregon School District Community Education Director & Wellness Coordinator.