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Healthier Generation Award 2019


Posted Date: 03/03/2020

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation announced that all 42 of our La Joya ISD schools that applied for the BRONZE  award have earned the award!  This marks the 1st time that ALL of La Joya  ISD schools have attained a AHG Award! 

Awarded schools receive Healthier Generation’s National Healthy Schools Award at the Bronze, Silver or Gold level, awarded annually based on the number of best-practices they have implemented relating to children’s health. Healthier Generation’s team of school health experts evaluate schools based on their ability to serve healthier meals and snacks, get students moving more, offer high-quality health and physical education, and support staff wellness.   

All of America’s Healthiest Schools: 

●     Meet or exceed federal nutrition standards for school meals and snacks   

  • Offer breakfast daily  
  • Incorporate physical activity before, during or after the school day  
  • Implement district wellness policies and update progress annually  

●     Involve parents and community members in decision-making 

Marissa Saenz District Wellness Strategist emphasized how important this is to our district with her excitement. “I’m so excited for our district, we worked so hard to coordinate with all the schools to make sure we met our goals & WE DID IT!” 

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation believes every child deserves a healthy future. For over a decade, the Healthier Generation has empowered kids to develop lifelong healthy habits by ensuring the environments that surround them provide and promote good health.