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Michigan Building Healthy Communities Step Up for School Wellness Program

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
Sep 30, 2021

The Building Healthy Communities Step Up for School Wellness Program supplies Michigan elementary, middle, and high school students; teachers; and administrators with the tools they need to create a healthy school environment that supports a culture of wellness.

The program allows schools to:

  • Choose 2 or more components to improve the school environment, including at least one physical activity or physical education component and at least one healthy eating or nutrition education component from several options.
  • Participating schools receive training, curriculum, resources, communication tools, and equipment needed for successful implementation of chosen components.

Public, charter, and private nonprofit elementary schools in Michigan are eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Awarded schools will receive:

  • $500 for substitute teacher pay or stipends to allow for staff time
  • $500 for implementation of action plan
  • Program materials and equipment
  • A program guide with monthly action items for each resource
  • Access to external coaches for technical assistance and resource expertise
Application process
Tagged as
Children and youth · Food security and nutrition · Physical activity · Schools · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Michigan

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