Haley Named Healthy School - September 21, 2018

Record Number: 17298
Displayed from: Sep 21, 2018 , until: Nov 21, 2018

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

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.