Media Release
May 7, 2019
Contact: Koko Mackin
205-220-2713
School Grant Program Awards Almost $325,000 in Grants to Address Childhood Obesity
BIRMINGHAM, AL – In our commitment to help prevent childhood obesity, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Be Healthy School Grant Program is awarding $324,200 in grants to 33 schools statewide benefitting 15,004 students in grades K through sixth for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Each school is receiving a grant up to $10,000. The grants are for the implementation of school-based health and wellness programs, emphasizing increased exercise, nutrition education and parental involvement during the school year.

Congratulations to the following schools receiving grants for the 2019-2020 school year:

School

City

County

Appalachian High

Oneonta

Blount

Belgreen Elementary

Russellville

Franklin

Brent Elementary

Brent

Bibb

Brewbaker Primary

Montgomery

Montgomery

Cahaba Elementary

Trussville

Jefferson

Coosada Elementary

Millbrook

Elmore

Dixie Elementary

Opelika

Russell

Double Springs Elementary

Double Springs

Winston

Eura Brown Elementary

Gadsden

Etowah

Fruitdale High

Fruitdale

Washington

Green Acres Middle

Birmingham

Jefferson

Greensboro Elementary

Greensboro

Hale

G.W. Trenholm Primary

Tuscumbia

Colbert

Headland Middle

Headland

Henry

Jackson Intermediate

Jackson

Clarke

Jackson Steele Elementary

Heyneville

Lowndes

Lincoln Elementary

Lincoln

Talladega

Lynn Elementary

Lynn

Winston

MacMillan International Academy

Montgomery

Montgomery

Mary B. Austin Elementary

Mobile

Mobile

Mt. Olive Elementary

Mt. Olive

Jefferson

Odenville Elementary

Odenville

St. Clair

Pearl Haskew Elementary

Irvington

Mobile

Piedmont Elementary

Piedmont

Calhoun

Pike County Elementary

Brundidge

Pike

Robinson Elementary

Birmingham

Jefferson

Speake School

Danville

Lawrence

Striplin Elementary

Gadsden

Etowah

University Charter School

Livingston

Sumter

Valley Jr. High

Jasper

Walker

Webb Elementary

Webb

Houston

West Decatur Elementary

Decatur

Morgan

Woodstock Elementary

Woodstock

Bibb



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