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Mar 01st

Four MPS schools earn Wellness by Design awards from Hennepin County

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Hennepin County recognized four Minneapolis public schools with 2009 Wellness by Design School awards. The award recognizes public and private schools that go above and beyond in creating healthy environments for students and staff.

Anishinabe Academy, Lake Nokomis Community School – Keewaydin Campus and Roosevelt High School were presented with Gold Awards. Anne Sullivan Communications Center received a Silver Award.

Throughout the county, 21 schools qualified for an award by meeting specific criteria in promoting safe and healthy lifestyles based on the Centers for Disease Control School Health Index.

The students and staff at each of the schools demonstrated excellent health and wellness practices in areas such as health education, physical education, health services, nutrition, health promotion for staff, counseling, social services, and family and community involvement.

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