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36 Schools Statewide Awarded a Be Healthy School Grant 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 over $337,000 in grants to 36 schools statewide enrolling grades K through 12. The grants are used to implement school-based health and wellness programs, emphasizing increased exercise, nutrition, education, and parental involvement during the school year. Some examples include new physical education equipment, walking tracks and pedometers, school gardens, rock climbing walls, and adaptive playground equipment.

Each school is receiving a grant of up to $10,000 and more than 17,600 students will benefit from the program. Since 2012, Blue Cross has awarded over $2.9 million in 320 Be Healthy School Grants statewide, impacting more than 151,000 students. 

Congratulations to the following schools receiving grants for the 2023-2024 school year:

School                                                             City                                         County

Bellingrath Middle School                               Montgomery                           Montgomery

Blount County Learning Center                      Cleveland                                Blount

Bridgeport Elementary School                        Bridgeport                              Jackson

Calera Intermediate School                            Calera                                    Shelby

CJ Donald Middle School                               Fairfield                                 Jefferson

Coldwater Elementary School                        Anniston                                Calhoun                       

Collinsville High School                                 Collinsville                              Dekalb

Cornerstone Middle School                            Birmingham                           Jefferson

Douglas High School                                      Douglas                                 Marshall

Gaylesville School                                          Gaylesville                             Cherokee

Greensboro Elementary School                     Greensboro                           Hale

Hale County Middle School                            Greensboro                           Hale

J.E. Terry Elementary School                         Plantersville                           Dallas

Jim Pearson Elementary School                    Alexander City                       Tallapoosa

John S Jones Elementary School                  Rainbow City                         Etowah

Kitty Stone Elementary School                      Jacksonville                           Calhoun

Linda Nolen Center                                        Pelham                                  Shelby

Midtown Elementary School                          Madison                                 Madison                       

Monrovia Elementary School                         Huntsville                               Madison

New Brockton Middle School                         New Brockton                        Coffee

Odenville Intermediate School                       Odenville                               St. Clair

Orange Beach Elementary School                 Orange Beach                       Baldwin

Parrish Elementary/Middle School                 Parrish                                   Walker

Rudd Middle School                                       Pinson                                   Jefferson

Saint Rose Academy                                      Birmingham                           Jefferson

St. Luke's Episcopal School                           Mobile                                   Mobile

Stapleton School                                            Stapleton                              Baldwin

Straughn Elementary School                         Andalusia                              Covington

Sumter Central High School                          York                                       Sumter

Sylvania High School                                    Sylvania                                 Dekalb

Taylorville Primary School                             Tuscaloosa                            Tuscaloosa           

TR Simmons Elementary School                   Jasper                                   Walker

Valley Grande Elementary School                 Valley Grande                       Dallas

Verbena High School Annex                          Verbena                                Chilton

Woodville School                                           Woodville                              Jackson

Zion Chapel                                                   Jack                                      Coffee

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