Teachers and Students of Healthy Zone Schools

The Healthy Zone School Recognition Program

Children are our future and our best investment.

The Cooper Institute® and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas have come together to promote health in schools with the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program®. This program gives schools resources to engage teachers, students, parents, and the broader community in a joint effort to improve the health of their communities. The program is open to all public, private, and charter schools in Dallas, Rockwall, Colin, and southern Denton counties.

The application process deadline has been extended until February 16, 2014. Schools that are selected will be notified in May 2014. For tips on completing the application, please click here. Once the application has been submitted, there is not an option to retrieve and edit any part of the application. Please make sure all information is correct before submitting. If there is an error, you have the option to submit a new application.

To connect and interact with other schools and access resources, we encourage you to create an account.

Healthy Zone kids at play

What is the Healthy Zone School (HZS) Program?

The Healthy Zone School Recognition Program will honor schools for their healthy practices (Healthy Zone Schools) and assist schools that wish to become healthy zones (Healthy Zone Schools – In Training).

Healthy Zone student benefits

Why Apply?

Interested in applying to become a Healthy Zone or Healthy Zone School – In Training? If you are located in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall or Southern Denton, your school may be selected to participate and receive funding and incentives valued at over $7,000.

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How to be a HZS

Schools interested in being part of the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program will complete an online application which will collect school information, as well as summaries of the schools healthy practices.

Visit the Parent Zone for family health resources

The Parent Zone NEW

Are you looking for new ideas on how to enhance healthy behaviors for your children? Visit our Parent Zone for more information!

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