May 2019 | Healthy Zone School Newsletter
Creating a Culture of Health
The  Healthy Zone School Recognition Program ®  was created as a joint collaboration between 
 The Cooper Institute  &  United Way of Metropolitan Dallas  in 2011, which uses evidence-based knowledge and best practices to assist schools in promoting healthy behaviors.
Help hungry kids find meals during summer break
As the school year wraps up, students are getting excited for summer break. But for many children dependent on school lunch programs, the uncertainty of where their next meal is coming from may be a source of anxiety.

Use the United States Department of Agriculture’s Find Summer Meals tool to locate sites in your area offering free meals for children on the school lunch program.

ICYMI - Researcher from The Cooper Institute talks about diabetes and exercise
Dr. Steve Farrell, Senior Investigator at The Cooper Institute, was featured on WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas as part of a special Facebook Live discussion on how exercise is an important part of diabetes prevention and management.  
Report of the Month:
FitnessGram Overview Report Grade Level Comparison
The FitnessGram Overview Report: Grade Level Comparison  shows Healthy Fitness Zone percentages for each component by grade level, offering the opportunity to identify areas of focus for instructional planning, fitness equipment needs, and professional development.
Is high-fructose corn syrup worse than other added sugars?
In recent years, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been projected as one of the leading causes of the   obesity epidemic   in Americans. But, does science really support this view? With all the public shaming and campaigns against HFCS, we wanted to take a closer look at how HFCS stacks up against other types of highly-refined sugar before casting it as the dietary villain.