1. 18 Schools Win School Wellness Awards

    Mark Rivett posted September 20, 2019

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    Kanitha Fisher from University Prep Academy; Kelly Bolton and Mary Magos from Grass Lake Middle School; Brenda Mescher from St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School; Tammy Reich, Angela Scott and Fred Ligrow from Creekside Intermediate School pose with their Michigan School Wellness Award certificates at the State Capital on May 16.

    Out of 46 schools that received 2019 Michigan School Wellness Awards, 18 of the schools (or 39%) are using the Project Healthy Schools (PHS) program. Most of these schools started PHS as part of the Building Healthy Communities partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

    On May 13, 2019, President Schlissel recognized Project Healthy Schools as the team winner of the University of Michigan’s 2019 President’s Staff Award of Distinction for teaching thousands of middle school students how to live healthy lives. The award specifically honors one individual and one team from across the university whose accomplishments displayed innovation.

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    Project Healthy Schools received the team President’s Staff Award of Distinction. From left are Nathan Saulter, Jean DuRussel-Weston, Ben Ransier, Jana Stewart, President Mark Schlissel, Miriam Dineen, Jacob Robidou, Jennifer Alexander, Brad Newman and Julie Nelson.

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