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 About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of AlabamaBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has insured Alabamians for over 80 years. Blue Cross offers coverage plans to corporations, individuals and the senior market. For more information about Blue Cross, visit Alabama.com. Connect with us on Facebook, check out our videos on YouTube and follow us on Twitter for more up-to-date information. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.