Danville, Ill. Elementary School Wins Award For Reducing Obesity

Northeast Elementary Magnet School in Danville, Ill. became the first elementary school in the country to receive that award from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to reduce childhood obesity, according to The Associated Press. For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: The Alliance for a Healthier Generation has taken a pioneering role in demonstrating the ways that schools can change kids’ lifestyles for the better. This particular school appears to have genuinely changed kids’ habits, and it has done so by taking a multi-faceted approach that includes classroom instruction.

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