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News Release: Highland Park Elementary Named a 2020 America's Healthiest School

September 15, 2020
For Immediate Release

Office of Communications

Highland Park Elementary is among 517 schools nationwide to earn a spot on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s (Healthier Generation) 2020 list of America’s Healthiest Schools for their commitment to promoting quality nutrition, regular physical activity and strong wellness policies. Highland Park, which serves 258 students, is among seven schools in Maryland to receive the recognition for promoting good health before and during the pandemic through: 

  • Offering fresh fruit and healthy snacks throughout the day and free breakfast provided for all students.
  • Morning Movement announcements and stress reduction exercises  
  • Art projects focused on unity and inclusivity 
  • Free wellness classes for staff 
  • A community health and wellness night 
  • After school physical engagement programs. 

“The teachers, parents, students and staff at Highland Park Elementary recognize the critical role that health plays in learning and are honored to receive this national recognition,” said Principal Wanda L. Robinson. "We remain steadfast in our commitment to fostering environments where all members of the school community can succeed.”  

As members of Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program, Highland Park Elementary will work to implement wellness policies and practices that meet federal requirements and support a comprehensive approach to kids’ health. 

To view the complete list of America's Healthiest Schools, visit