Two SW Michigan schools to add healthy lifestyle program for students

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By: Newscenter 16 Email

Two schools in Southwest Michigan will partake in a special program put on by Blue Cross Blue Shield.

According to reporting partners at WSJM, this Health Communities Program aims to promote healthy lifestyles for youth. Blue Cross Blue Shield chose Countryside Academy in Benton Harbor and Lawrence’s Elementary School to participate. There are 20 schools total involved with the Health Communities Program.

The project will help schools make exercise and nutrition activities a part of everyday classwork. The Blue Cross Blue Shield has granted $600,000 thus far to schools for this program.

The organization says obesity rates are estimated to rise dramatically in Michigan within the next few years, making now the time to double down on health education for children.

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