Keeping kids healthy at school

When school starts back for the 2020-21 session, 7 metro Bham schools will benefit from grant money to keep their students physically active

In Alabama, we love our food, but sometimes that leads to obesity and along with it, many health problems. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama seeks to help address this health issue with children throughout the state, and one way they tackle it is through their “Be Healthy” school grant program.

27 schools across Alabama in grades K-6 are receiving grants of up to $10,000 each through this program, including seven schools in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area:

Creekview Elementary (Alabaster City Schools)
Elvin Hill Elementary (Shelby County Schools)
Green Valley Elementary (Hoover City Schools)
Jefferson County International Baccalaureate (Jefferson County Schools)
Locust Fork Elementary (Blount County Schools)
Parrish Elementary (Walker County Schools)
West Blocton Elementary (Bibb County Schools)

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. For more information, visit


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