The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to empower students to develop lifelong healthy habits by ensuring the environments that surround them provide and promote good health. The Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program helps to create and sustain healthy environments where students, especially those in greatest need, can learn and flourish.
The Healthy Schools Program Framework of Best Practices identifies specific criteria that define a healthy school environment. Through an assessment tool and a customized action plan, the Framework helps schools work towards the Alliance’s National Healthy Schools Award.
To earn the Award, schools must demonstrate implementation of specific best practices in each of the following modules that address school health: • School Health and Safety Policies and Environment • Health Education • Physical Education and Other Physical Activity Programs • Nutrition Services • Health Promotion for Staff • Family and Community Involvement