; Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Alabama’s School Grant Program Awards Over $197,000 In Grants To Address Childhood Obesity
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Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Alabama’s School Grant Program Awards Over $197,000 In Grants To Address Childhood Obesity

June 7, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, AL – In our commitment to help prevent childhood obesity, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s school grant program is awarding $197,515 in grants to 22 schools statewide for the 2013-2014 school year. The grants are for the implementation of school-based health and wellness programs, emphasizing increased exercise, nutrition education and parental involvement during the school year.  Each school is receiving a grant up to $10,000. 

Congratulations to the following schools receiving grants for the 2013-2014 school year:

Airport Intermediate                          Coosada                                  Elmore County

Albert Turner Sr. Elementary              Marion                                     Perry County  

Arcadia Elementary                           Tuscaloosa                               Tuscaloosa County

Bear Exploration Center                     Montgomery                            Montgomery County

Bluff Park Elementary                        Hoover                                    Jefferson County

Childersburg Elementary                    Childersburg                           Talladega County

C.J. Donald Elementary                     Fairfield                                   Jefferson County

Forest Oaks Elementary                     Chelsea                                  Shelby County

Harlan Elementary                             Florence                                 Lauderdale County

Huntington Place                                Tuscaloosa                             Tuscaloosa County

Ivalee School                                    Attalla                                    Etowah County 

Jemison Elementary                           Jemison                                 Chilton County

Joseph Lisenby Elementary                 Ozark                                    Dale County

Mt. Olive Primary                               Ft. Mitchell                             Russell County

Oak Mountain Elementary                  Birmingham                            Shelby County

Ogletree Elementary                          Auburn                                  Lee County

Owens Cross Roads                         Owens Cross Roads                  Madison County

Pick Elementary                                Auburn                                   Lee County

Pinecrest Elementary                         Sylacauga                              Talladega County

Pintlala Elementary                            Hope Hull                               Montgomery County

Taylor White Elementary                    Mobile                                    Mobile County

Thompson Intermediate                     Alabaster                               Shelby County


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