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Observer & Eccentric article notes WSU's partnership in Building Healthy Communities Program

January 14, 2013

Kids at Cleveland Elementary in Livonia are eating healthier and moving more, thanks in part to a $30,000 grant to fight childhood obesity. Cleveland was one of 20 Michigan elementary schools awarded a Healthy School Transformation package from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, part of the 2012-13 Building Healthy Communities Program, a partnership between Blue Cross, the Center for School Health at Wayne State University and the Michigan Fitness Foundation. The package included soccer balls, basketballs, jump ropes and other play equipment for recess and physical education, program materials, curriculum, professional development and mentoring.