Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Alabama’s School Grant Program Awards $250,000 In Grants To Address Childhood Obesity

Birmingham – In our commitment to help prevent childhood obesity, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Be Healthy School Grant Program is awarding $250,000 in grants to 26 schools statewide enrolling students in grades K through sixth for the 2017 - 2018 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. More than 12,200 students will benefit from the program. Each school is receiving a grant up to $10,000.

Since 2012, Blue Cross has awarded over $1,019,800 in 114 Be Healthy School Grants statewide impacting more than 57,500 students.

Congratulations to the following schools receiving grants for the 2017-2018 school year:

School  - City - County

Banks School - Banks - Pike

Barbour County Primary - Clayton - Barbour

Brookhill Elementary - Athens - Limestone

Buhl Elementary - Tuscaloosa - Tuscaloosa

Cahaba Elementary - Trussville - Jefferson

Clay Elementary - Clay - Jefferson

Dixie Elementary - Opelika - Russell

Douglas Elementary - Horton - Marshall

Evergreen Elementary - Evergreen - Conecuh

Fayetteville High School - Sylacauga - Talladega

Glenwood School - Phenix City - Lee

Greenwood Elementary - Bessemer - Jefferson

Harrand Creek - Enterprise - Coffee

Huntington Place - Northport - Tuscaloosa

Indian Valley Elementary - Sylacauga - Talladega

Jasper Intermediate School - Jasper - Walker

Martha Gaskins Elementary - Birmingham - Jefferson

Montevallo Elementary -  Montevallo - Shelby

Pelham Oaks Elementary - Pelham - Shelby

Reform Elementary - Reform - Pickens

Riverton Elementary - Huntsville - Madison

Robinson Elementary - Birmingham - Jefferson

Swift School - Bon Secour - Baldwin

Troy Elementary - Troy - Pike

Valley Jr. High - Jasper - Walker

Walter Jackson Elementary - Decatur - Morgan

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