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JEFCOED Wins Two Grants Given by Blue Cross/Blue Shield to Address Childhood Obesity
Posted on 05/09/2017
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State of Alabama
Department of Education
Michael Sentance
State Superintendent
of Education


State Board
of Education


Kay Ivey


Jackie Zeigler
District I


Betty Peters
District II


Stephanie Bell
District III


Yvette M. Richardson, Ed.D.
District IV
Vice President


Ella B. Bell
District V


Cynthia McCarty, Ph.D.
District VI


Jeff Newman
District VII


Mary Scott Hunter, J.D.
District VIII
President Pro Tem


Michael Sentance, J.D., L.L.M.
Secretary and
Executive Officer




News Release:

Contact: Malissa Valdes-Huber

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama's School Grant Program Awards $250,000 in Grants to Address Childhood Obesity

Birmingham, Ala.In the commitment to help prevent childhood obesity, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Be Healthy School Grant Program is awarding $250,000 in grants to 26 schools statewide enrolling students in grades K through sixth for the 2017 - 2018 school year.The Alabama State Department of Education congratulates these schools for theirimplementation of school-based health and wellness programs.

The schools emphasize increased exercise, nutrition education and parental involvement during the school year. More than 12,200 students will benefit from the program. Each school is receiving a grant up to $10,000. Since 2012, Blue Cross has awarded over $1,019,800 in 114 Be Healthy School Grants statewide impacting more than 57,500 students.

Congratulations to the following schools receiving grants for the 2017-2018 school year! For a full list, visit:





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