Peabody Elementary Cited as One of the Healthiest Schools in the Nation

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Four Memphis Schools Receive 2012 Bronze National Recognition Award

These schools will be recognized as a part of the 2012 Healthy Schools Forum

Brookmeade, Bruce, Oakhaven and Peabody Elementary Schools have been recognized as 2012 Bronze Award Schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Each of these schools is honored for the changes implemented to create a healthier school environment for students.

These four schools will be recognized, along with the healthiest schools in the nation, at the 2012 Healthy Schools Program Forum this fall.

This marks the first time any Memphis City School has received this national award.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation was founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation. This organization works to address one of the United States’ leading public health threats – childhood obesity. Its primary goal is to reduce the high rates of childhood obesity in the nation by 2015 through promoting healthy lifestyles amongst America’s youth.

For more information, contract Cassandra Turner, District Health, Physical Education and Lifetime Wellness Specialist, at             (901) 416-3662      

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