CHICAGO, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) announces the 2016 Healthy School Hero Awardwinners, recognized for their work to improve health, nutrition and physical activity among students nationwide during the 2015-2016 school year. Since 2004, AFHK has recognized educators, parents, health professionals and community leaders for their
This year's 12 winners were nominated by their peers as driving forces behind school wellness initiatives. They represent the many faces of individuals across the country helping to create healthier school environments for students today, from food service directors to PE teachers to principals and parent volunteers. The winners are:
"We give thanks every day for the thousands of committed and passionate volunteers who go above and beyond their call of duty to help create healthier learning environments for the nation's 50 million students," said Rob Bisceglie, CEO of Action for Healthy Kids. "It is always difficult to choose the winners from so many outstanding nominees. These individuals are exemplary in their efforts to affect change in their schools and communities to ensure students are healthy and ready to learn each day."
Read the stories of this year's winners at ActionforHealthyKids.org/Heroes, and learn how to volunteer in your own school, start a wellness program and create a healthier school environment by visiting ActionforHealthyKids.org.
About Action for Healthy KidsAction for Healthy KidsŪ is a nationwide grassroots network mobilizing school professionals, families and communities to take actions that improve school foods, nutrition education and physical education for all students. With funding opportunities, expert technical assistance and our flagship program, Game On, Action for Healthy Kids provides full support to schools and families to develop healthy school environments where children thrive. To learn more about the ways our 100,000+ volunteer network is helping to make every kid healthy, active and ready to learn, visit us at ActionforHealthyKids.org, on Facebook (act4healthykids) and on Twitter (@Act4HlthyKids).
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