Central Falls Public School Receives $75,000 Grant from Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The grant will fund Not Just Gym, a nutrition and physical activity program designed to encourage students and families in a lifelong commitment to healthy living and exercise.
Not Just Gym is designed to impart the values of healthy living to all of the school's students and extend healthy behavior through a partnership with parents and families as well. The program will impact more than 550 K-8th grade students in Rhode Island, as well as their families.
A "Positive and Lasting Health Impact"
“The theory behind Not Just Gym is that by engaging students in a wide variety of initiatives, they will adopt habits that evolve into lifestyle changes. Families are our most important partners, so it just makes sense to include them in this initiative. We have seen how excited students are to share what they know about exercise with their families at home. We are committed to the whole school community modeling that healthy living is important and fun,” said Sarah Friedman, Co-Director of The Learning Community. “Our terrific partners are known for innovative thinking about wellness; together, we will make a major positive and lasting health impact with our community.”
The grant is one of three $75,000 awards from BlueAngel Community Health that will be bestowed this year to commemorate BCBSRI's 75th anniversary. “As we look at the next 75 years here, the BlueAngel program is one way we can support and partner with community-based agencies working to help Rhode Islanders live healthier lives,” said Michele Lederberg, Chief Administrative Officer, BCBSRI. “The Learning Community and its partners’ collaboration on this nutrition and physical program addresses an important need to create a commitment to health and wellness throughout a lifetime. We hope that this focus on tomorrow’s leaders will make an even more targeted impact on Rhode Island’s future.” The BlueAngel Community Health Grant Program has dispersed more than $2.3 million to nonprofits in Rhode Island since its inception in 2002.
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