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Governor designates April as Healthy Schools Month

April 5, 2012






April is Healthy Schools Month and in its honor the Colorado Legacy Foundation and the Colorado Department of Education awarded 32 “Healthy School Champions” which received a total of $42,000 for their demonstrated commitment to promoting and implementing health and wellness in their schools and communities. For a full list of award winners, visit



“The governor’s designation of April as Healthy Schools Month sends a clear message that health is an essential component to learning,” said Kathleen Patrick, assistant director of health and wellness at the Colorado Department of Education. “The school-level success stories from our ‘Champions’ demonstrate pockets of success and a snapshot of what is happening throughout the 178 school districts in our state.”



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