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Green Acres wins district Winning With Wellness competition

posted Apr 15, 2014, 12:32 PM by Communications Coordinator   [ updated Apr 15, 2014, 12:42 PM ]
Green Acres Elementary School was recognized today as having the largest participation in this year's Winning With Wellness program. Fourth and fifth graders in seven of Manchester's elementary schools took part in the program, sponsored by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and the Manchester Monarchs. Students used logbooks to track their healthy eating and physical activity progress over four weeks this winter. They learned about the importance of good nutrition, which includes restricting sugary beverages, exercising, and limiting screen time.

Two hundred and fifty-six students in Manchester completed logbooks, with Green Acres at 67% participation out of 194 eligible students. To celebrate, Max the Monarch and representatives from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and the city's Health Department presented Green Acres health teacher Mrs. Gula with a trophy. Two fifth grade students, Sam Smith and Colin Brodeur, were the school's individual winners.

City-wide results:
Parker-Varney - 26% participation
Gossler Park - 25% participation
Weston - 14% participation
Jewett - 12% participation
Northwest - 6% participation
Webster - 5% participation

Congratulations to all!