Healthiest Schools: How We Chose Our Winners

Education officials in every state were asked for school nominations based on food and nutrition, fitness and activity, health education, and healthy building materials and practices. We used rigorous criteria from the state of Wisconsin and the Alliance for a Healthier Generations Healthy Schools Program framework to score nominees. The top-10 schools were reviewed by our expert panel, and each panelist awarded a score to each top-10 school; these scores were added to each schools first-round score to yield our final ranking.

Tracy Minkin; Additional Reporting by Brittani Tingle
Last Updated: August 20, 2008

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