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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY CELEBRATES THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SANTA ROSA COUNTY’S 2016-2018 HEALTHY SCHOOL DISTRICT AWARD

By DOH-Santa Rosa

February 26, 2018

Milton, Fla. — Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County recognizes the School
District of Santa Rosa for receiving the 2016-2018 Florida Healthy School District award. The
School District of Santa Rosa received the Gold award level. The Santa Rosa School District
has achieved the Gold level distinction for 6 years.

45 out of Florida’s 67 school districts are currently recognized as Florida Healthy School
Districts. The designation is for a two year period and there are currently 14 gold, 17 silver and
14 bronze level districts.

”Congratulations to the Santa Rosa County School District on the Gold award,” said Sandra L.
Park-O’Hara, ARNP, administrator of the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County.
“The School District is a very strong partner for health and wellness in our county, and their
commitment to teaching children about the importance of healthy choices is evidenced by this
award. We are appreciative of their collaboration with the 5-2-1-0 program to encourage
healthy eating and physical activity. We are in full support of their plan to apply for the award for
2018-2020.”

The Florida Healthy District Award was created by the Florida Coordinated School Health

Partnership to recognize school districts that have implemented policies, practices, and
procedures that support health and remove barriers to learning. The award is sponsored by the
Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership, Florida Action for Healthy Kids, Florida
Association of District School Superintendents and Florida Healthy Kids Corporation.

Districts are encouraged to work in teams to complete the annual Florida Healthy School District
Self-Assessment Tool to measure how their current policies, practices, and procedures align
with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model. Districts implementing
components of this model are recognized at the bronze, silver, and gold levels.

About the Florida Department of Health

The department nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect,
promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and
community efforts. 

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