Schools get mini-grants to improve kids' healthWest Central Wellness and Active Living of Douglas County recently awarded mini-grants for the Healthy Schools Healthy Kids program.
West Central Wellness and Active Living of Douglas County recently awarded mini-grants for the Healthy Schools Healthy Kids program.
The goals are to give opportunities for schools to create sustainable policy, systems, and environmental changes that will give students increased access to nutritious foods and increased physical activity before, during and/or after school.
Awards were made in five counties: Douglas, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Grant.
Awarded schools included:
Douglas County – District 206 Community Education, Evansville Public School, Garfield Elementary School, Osakis Elementary School, St. Mary’s School and Woodland Elementary School.
Pope County – Cyrus Math, Science and Technology School and Glacial Hills Elementary School.
Grant County – school districts of Ashby, Herman-Norcross and West Central Area Schools.
Stevens County – Chokio-Alberta School and Morris Area School District.
Traverse County – Browns Valley Public School, Wheaton Pearson Elementary School and Wheaton Area School District.
For more information regarding the Healthy Schools Healthy Kids initiative or any other West Central Wellness campaigns, visit the website www.westcentralwellness.org or contact Crystal Hoepner at (320) 762-3054 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About West Central Wellness
Douglas, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Grant counties joined together to form West Central Wellness, a regional effort to promote community policies that improve the health of residents and reduce health care costs.
The effort is funded by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Health as part of the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP).