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Schools in Franklin County recognized as Healthy Zone Schools

July 03, 2006

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Thirteen public schools in Franklin County have been recognized as 2006 Keystone Healthy Zone Schools, according to a press release from Health Communities Partnership of Greater Franklin County Inc.

The schools are Chambersburg Area Middle School, Fannett-Metal elementary, middle and high schools, Greencastle-Antrim elementary and middle schools, Shippensburg Middle School, Nancy Grayson Elementary School, Waynesboro Area Senior High School, Fairview Avenue Elementary School, Hooverville Elementary School, Mowrey Elementary School and Summitview Elementary School, according to the release.

To be eligible, school staff completed an assessment of the school's current policies and practices regarding nutrition and physical activity, according to the release. If completed yearly, it shows progress in issues a school selects to address. Each school receives a customized report that compares its results with county and state averages.

Each school also received a 2005-06 healthy zone banner, and is eligible to apply for a healthy zone minigrant. In 2004-05, Coldbrook Elementary School in Chambersburg and Montgomery Elementary School in the Tuscarora (Pa.) School District each received minigrants, according to the release.

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Keystone Healthy Zone Schools are leaders in school health and wellness across the state. The designation means those schools are making a commitment to improve nutrition and physical activity as part of the total learning environment and helping to address childhood obesity, according to the release.

The Keystone Healthy Zone Schools campaign is supported by the 52 partners of the Healthy Communities Partnership of Greater Franklin County.

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