Guest Blog: Why Every Child Deserves a Healthy School

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Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Alvord Unified School District (64% Latino) is giving students more opportunities to get active and eat healthier in Riverside, Calif.

Now they’re getting national recognition for their health and wellness efforts.

Eight of Alvord Unified‘s schools earned a place on the 2017 list of America’s Healthiest Schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

running at Wells Middle School in Riverside CaliforniaWells Middle School earned the highest level of recognition.

How’d they do it?

They got support from district leaders, parents, teachers, and the entire community.

“We were able to provide parent education courses with topics that included the importance of breakfast, meal planning, understanding food labels, saving money on food and healthy cooking,” said Alanna Kolonics, P.E. teacher at Wells Middle School.

Read more or watch to see how Alvord Unified schools make health a priority for their students:

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By The Numbers By The Numbers

74

percent

of Latino kids have had a sugary drink by age 2 (vs. 45% of white kids).

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