The Alliance for a Healthier Generation recently announced that East Tipp Middle School is among some of the healthiest schools in the nation. This is the second year in a row that East Tipp has earned the distinction.
“We are continuing to strive to make fitness and our health the highest priority by offering a variety of different events, challenges, luncheons, training, guest speakers and making sure everyone in the school knows about our initiatives and goals for INtegrate,” says wellness teacher and coach Danielle Wynn. All TSC schools participate in INtegrate, a statewide school wellness program that encourages everyone to make healthier choices like drinking more water, eating healthy, getting more exercise and developing complete wellness (physically, mentally and socially).
East Tipp offers CPR training and certification for staff members, monthly lunches with a variety of healthy choices and the East Tipp Strong Club where students and staff can play games, lift weights and workout together. A fun run is planned for May to encourage participation from school family members as well.
Wynn says the designation shows the school is motivated to focus on overall health and wellness and they are committed to work together to continue to improve each year.
“If we prioritize our health by having healthy meals, sharing recipes, offering physical education year round and less sedentary activity for all students and staff, we can improve our obesity rates and develop healthy habits that can last a lifetime,” Wynn says.