Healthy Sussex School Districts To Be Recognized

Healthy School Awards Nomination Period Open

Seaford, DE (May 6, 2015) — Sussex County Health Promotion Coalition (SCHPC) in conjunction with Delaware Health and Social Services Department of Public Health Physical Activity Nutrition Outreach Section will be launching a Sussex County Healthy School Awards Initiative this week. Local School Districts, Private Schools and Charter Schools can nominate themselves through an application process.

The award is meant to recognize the Schools that are working hard to promote health and wellness amongst their students, staff and community.

The application is due by June 5, 2015 and winners will be announced on June 15, 2015.
The application is not extensive but does ask specific questions around Wellness Policy, Physical Activity of Students, Employee Wellness Opportunities, Nutrition and Mental Health Support.

SCHPC and DE Public Health want to recognize those who are going above and beyond in helping make our community, families and children healthier and stronger. There is a monetary award associated with the top scoring school district, private or charter school. The funds do have to be used in one of the areas the school is scored on through the award process. Over $7,000 will be distributed in award funds to up to three winners.

If your School District, Charter School or Private School is interested in applying, call Amanda Meade 302-262-9459 for one to be sent to you!