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Is Your School Healthy?
Written by April 4, 2011

Gina Cortese-Shipley, MS

Associate Director of Education
The Cooper Institute

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A healthy school can help combat the rising childhood obesity and diabetes rates in the United States. But is your child’s school healthy? What qualities make a school healthy? The Cooper Institute and Texas Education Agency have established criteria for the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program1. The program recognizes schools that are champions in health, nutrition, physical education, and parent/community involvement and assist schools that wish to become champions in these areas. The list below includes attributes necessary to be a Healthy Zone School. Provides quality physical education criteria that is largely based on information from the National Association for

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