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Cleveland Elementary awarded $30,000 for obesity prevention

September 30, 2012

Cleveland Elementary in Livonia is one of 20 Michigan elementary schools awarded a Healthy School Transformation package valued at $30,000 from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to support an increase in physical fitness levels and healthy eating in students. The grant is part of the 2012-2013 Building Healthy Communities Program, a partnership between Blue Cross, the Center for School Health at Wayne State University and the Michigan Fitness Foundation. As part of its commitment of creating a healthier Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield is awarding $600,000 to support healthy eating and physical activity programs in 20 elementary schools during the 2012-2013 school year. The program will be implemented by Wayne State University's Center for School Health and is to include programming developed by the Michigan Fitness Foundation.