Three HISD schools recognized among America’s healthiest

Three HISD schools have been recognized as some of the country’s healthiest schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.  

Baylor College of Medicine Biotech Academy at Rusk, Piney Point Elementary School, and Rucker Elementary School all were honored with bronze-level designations for the schools’ impact on children’s health.  

The schools are among 355 schools from 23 states selected for the recognition.  

“This is great news for the three HISD schools included on the list,” HISD Nutrition Services Officer Betti Wiggins said. “The health and wellness of HISD students is always at the forefront of what we do in Nutrition Services. Our department is committed to serving good food that fuels students’ learning, and I’m happy to see those efforts contributing to the overall health of these schools.” 

Schools recognized in this listing are evaluated based on the serving of healthier meals and snacks, efforts to get students moving, quality health and physical education, and support staff wellness.  

“We are thrilled to see another strong showing of dedicated schools that are taking steps to create healthier school environments that support children’s physical, social, and emotional health,” Alliance for a Healthier Generation Chief Executive Officer Kathy Higgins said in a statement.