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Monday, October 08, 2018

Haley Named Healthy School

Collage of photos of Haley Elementary

Haley Elementary has been recognized as one of America’s Healthiest Schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Organization for increasing physical activity and encouraging healthy food choices for students and staff at school. Haley earned the Bronze Level Healthier Generation National Healthy School Award and is the first school in Fort Wayne to be included on the national list.

Nationwide, 461 schools from 26 states and the District of Columbia were recognized as America’s Healthiest Schools. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a national organization that empowers kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. America’s Healthiest Schools earned the distinction by successfully meeting a rigorous set of criteria for serving healthier meals and snacks, getting students moving more, offering high-quality health and physical education and empowering school leaders to be healthy role models.

Haley met the following criteria to be named a Healthy School: 

  • Meet or exceed federal nutrition standards for school meals and snacks 
  • Offer breakfast daily 
  • Implement district wellness policies and update progress annually
  • Provide students with at least 60 minutes of physical education per week and ensure physical activity throughout the school day
  • Participate in Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program, one of the nation’s largest school-based childhood obesity prevention initiatives

Like all schools in Fort Wayne Community Schools, Haley follows the FWCS Wellness Policy, which includes nutrition guidelines for meals. To further promote health and wellness, Haley added stationary bikes to the media center so students can read and ride simultaneously. The school also has under-the-desk pedaling machines to encourage movement. In P.E., students learn a variety of lifelong skills and exercises that they can engage in beyond their elementary school years.