This year, Healthy Schools Campaign teamed up with Chicago Public Schools and the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, to present Heroes for Healthy Schools: Coming together for student wellness and achievement, a series recognizing National Minority Health Month and focusing attention on the role everyone can play in ensuring that all children are able to succeed in school and live healthy lives.
The enthusiasm we saw in Heroes for Healthy Schools -- from students racing through soccer and running events to individuals across the Chicago coming togehter to discuss health disparities and education at our citywide forum -- continue to energize the dicussion of health disparities and student wellness at a local and national level.
To learn more, check out the video above and read a few highlights from the week:
- Heroes for Healthy Schools Week: Citywide Forum, Playground Painting, School Nurse Leadership and More
- Heroes for Healthy Schools Week: Chef in the Classroom Day
- Launching Heroes for Healthy Schools Week with an Active Start
- Heroes for Healthy Schools: Coming Together for Student Wellness and Achievement
Heroes for Healthy Schools also gave us the opportunity to spotlight the remarkable work of individuals making a difference for kids' wellness, at school and in the community. Check out profiles of a few of the inspiring heroes we met!
Thanks to everyone who helped make Heroes for Healthy Schools such a success! Stay posted for more profiles of on-the-ground heroes nominated throughout this celebration.