Alliance for a Healthier Generation Honors Chicago Area Schools

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, recognized 275 schools from across the country for transforming their campuses into healthier places for students and staff. President Bill Clinton honored the schools during the Healthy Schools Forum in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 13, 2011. Among the honorees, three predominately Hispanic schools in the Chicago area earned a national recognition award. Each school has distinguished itself with healthy eating and physical activity programs and policies that meet or exceed stringent standards set by the Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program, which provides expert advice and free resources to more than 12,000 schools nationwide. Schools are eligible for Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum National Recognition Awards based on their level of achievement. These schools include:

  • Namaste Elementary Charter School – Chicago
  • Clay Elementary School – Woodstock District 200
  • Olson Elementary School – Woodstock District 200

The Healthy Schools Program is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Any school in the U.S. can enroll and receive free assistance and support to become a healthier place for students to learn and staff to work. Find out more at

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