WestviewElementary School was named a Healthy Hoosier School for the 2011-2012 school year, earning a bronze award handed out by the Indiana Department of Education. Westview was also a Healthy Hoosier School in 2009-2010, earning a bronze award that year as well.
Now in its eighth year, the Healthy Hoosier School Award was developed by the Indiana Action for Healthy Kids Team. The award honors Indiana schools that have policies and educational programs in place to promote proper nutrition and increased physical activity among students. The winners are selected for their exemplary level of commitment to create an environment that encourages children to have healthy habits.
“With the number of awards presented, it is evident Indiana schools are concerned about student wellness,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett said. “I applaud these schools for their efforts in creating a school environment where healthy students are fit and ready to learn.”
The Healthy Hoosier School Award is sponsored by the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana School Health Network, the Indiana Action for Healthy Kids, the Dairy and Nutrition Council of Indiana, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent and IU Health.
Winners will be recognized at the Indiana School Health Network Annual Conference on June 19.