Building Healthy Communities Program
We pay a high price for childhood obesity in our state. It affects children's health and school performance.
Building Healthy Communities works to create supportive school environments through healthy eating and physical activity.
We have three programs: The Step Up for School Wellness Program, the Elementary School Program and the Middle School Program. Read more about these programs in our program fact sheet.
School Grants for Healthy Kids
Ready, set, apply for a school grant! Do your kids or students get at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily? Are they learning about and eating nutritious foods at school? Do they have time to take breaks, practice mindfulness, and explore their imaginations? If your school could use more opportunities to engage kids in healthy behaviors, then check out our 2020-2021 school grants! Parents and school staff can apply for a school grant to improve kids' health and well-being, which helps them learn, succeed, and thrive.