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Success Stories

Posted on December 22, 2014

When it comes to birthday treats, cupcakes are king. But with help from Partners for Healthy Schools, Conestoga Magnet School is suggesting a better way to celebrate. The school is encouraging students and parents to embrace a healthier mindset by steering away from sugar—and substituting treats that can be just as prized. Bringing good habits […]

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Posted on November 7, 2014

Like clockwork, at 2 p.m. students and educators at Indian Hill Elementary take a minute to move. The whole school pauses to do desk-side jumping jacks, toe-touches or trunk twists — whatever teacher-led activity each student can do to get their blood pumping. It’s called “Jammin’ Minute,” part of a bigger initiative at Indian Hill […]

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Posted on November 5, 2014

“We have to help the whole child to get them to learn academically,” says Eric Nelson, principal at Fontenelle Elementary. “That means looking for different ways to help our children, especially those who live in poverty areas.” His school has made what he calls “a big push” for wellness, thanks to support from Partners for […]

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