Welcome to Project Healthy Schools (PHS)

A community-University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) collaborative

PHS Video Project Healthy Schools (PHS) provides a school-based program to reduce childhood obesity and its long-term health risks. Focusing primarily on sixth grade students, PHS aims to stem the tide of this epidemic by:

  • teaching youth healthy habits
  • developing healthy school environments
  • creating an infrastructure that supports program sustainability and replication

Healthy youth who continue to practice healthy lifestyles will grow into healthy adults with fewer risk factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other chronic illness. Project Healthy Schools is one of the few school-based programs that have demonstrated significant improvements in both health behavior and cardiovascular risk factors, such as reductions in:

  • total cholesterol,
  • LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol)
  • triglycerides
  • blood pressure

PHS News

Project Healthy Schools extends reach to Bangladesh thanks to U-M student

PROJECT HEALTHY SCHOOLS EXTENDS REACH TO BANGLADESH THANKS TO U-M STUDENT

Over 300 students in Bangladesh participated in the PHS program last year thanks to U-M rising senior, Faatimah Raisa, who participated in the program when she attended Clague Middle School in Ann Arbor.

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Project Healthy Schools extends reach to Bangladesh thanks to U-M student

STATE REPRESENTATIVE VISITS EAST MIDDLE SCHOOL IN PLYMOUTH

State Rep. Jeff Noble visited East Middle School in Plymouth on Monday, April 16, 2018 to learn more about Project Healthy Schools.

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Project Healthy Schools extends reach to Bangladesh thanks to U-M student

Live in the D - How you can help kids get healthy!

PHS Program Manager Jean DuRussel-Weston and Weight Watchers CEO Florine Mark discuss the importance of healthy role models for kids and a new partnership between PHS and The Weight Watchers Group, Inc.

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