In 2011, The Cooper Institute® and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas joined forces to create the Healthy Zone School Program, to recognize and reward schools for their healthy practices. This program gives schools resources to engage teachers, students, parents, and the broader community in a joint effort to create a culture of health.
33% of children and adolescents are either overweight or obese
90% of Americans think schools should play a role in fighting obesity
The median budget for P.E. in schools is only $764 per year
The Healthy Zone program supports and rewards schools that promote healthy behaviors. The program provides over 177 schools with tools and resources to create a health-conscious culture and engage the surrounding community in a group effort to encourage habits for lifelong wellbeing. The program is open to elementary, middle and high schools and public, private, and charter schools in our service area.
Local schools are making healthy choices in 2019
- Jennifer James, Frisco ISD