2017 School Wellness Award
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is excited to launch the 2017 School Wellness Award. The Michigan School Wellness Award aims to encourage schools statewide to create healthy school environments by establishing School Health Teams, completing the Healthy School Action Tools (HSAT) and implementing sustainable policy and environmental changes. The deadline to receive completed applications is midnight EST April 19, 2017. The application, along with more information about the award, can be found at swa.mihealthtools.org
The MDHHS, in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education, United Dairy Industry of Michigan, Action for Healthy Kids and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, will recognize schools making significant improvements to their school environments related to healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco-free lifestyles. Schools taking exemplary steps to improve the health of students and staff will be recognized this May (specific date to be determined) at a special award ceremony at the state Capitol.
We hope that many schools will take advantage of this opportunity to be recognized for making healthy improvements to their school environments.