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Inaugural Blue Apple Health Education Awards Honor 10 Schools for Outstanding Health Programs
Date:4/3/2009

High Schools in Toledo, Ohio and Windham, Maine Gain Highest Honors; Schools in Bronx, N.Y., DOD School in West Germany Among Honorees

TAMPA, Fla., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- High schools in Toledo, Ohio, and Windham, Maine, were honored here today for their outstanding school health education programs with the inaugural Blue Apple Health Education Awards by the American Association for Health Education (AAHE).

The health education programs at Whitmer High School in Toledo, Ohio, and Windham High School in Windham, Maine, were awarded the Blue Apple Award with distinction, tying for the association's highest honor.

The Blue Apple will be presented annually in recognition of individual school's leadership and commitment to providing quality health education that promotes healthy behaviors and increased learning for all students.

The Blue Apple Health Education Awards were presented at the American Association for Health Education (AAHE) awards ceremony held at the annual American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) and the AAHE convention here.

"All of our Blue Apple Awards schools are models for other schools and school districts to emulate. They get it. They recognize the importance of educating students about health and know that healthy, informed students perform better in the classroom while giving them the knowledge and skills needed to adopt and maintain healthy behavior," said Katherine Wilbur, former president of AAHE and chairperson of the Blue Apple Health Education Awards program. "We congratulate each of these schools on their commitment to health education and healthy students."

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