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Apply to be a part of Project Healthy Schools now!  Thanks to a partnership between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the University of Michigan called Building Healthy Communities (BHC): Engaging Middle Schools through Project Healthy Schools, we are able to add new schools to our program.  This will provide an opportunity for middle schools to participate in the program while building an environment for long-term sustainability.

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Proud Partner of Building Healthy Communities

A partnership between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the University of Michigan called Building Healthy Communities (BHC): Engaging Middle Schools through Project Healthy Schools provides an opportunity for middle schools to participate in the program while building an environment for long-term sustainability.

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Proud Partner of
Building Healthy Communities

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A partnership between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the University of Michigan called Building Healthy Communities (BHC): Engaging Middle Schools through Project Healthy Schools provides an opportunity for middle schools to participate in the program while building an environment for long-term sustainability.

Project Healthy Schools (PHS) is school-based health promotion program designed to prevent childhood obesity and improve the present and future health of youth.

Through our hands-on lessons and wellness activities, middle school students and staff increase physical activity, eat healthier, and understand how nutrition and activity influence their lifelong health.

Project Healthy Schools (PHS) is school-based health promotion program designed to prevent childhood obesity and improve the present and future health of youth.

Through our hands-on lessons and wellness activities, middle school students and staff increase physical activity, eat healthier, and understand how nutrition and activity influence their lifelong health.

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Contribute to Our Mission

Project Healthy Schools has a vision to become the national leader in promoting the health of youth by empowering them to practice healthy lifestyles and by creating school environments that support their long-term well-being. PHS relies on the partnerships and support of philanthropic partners to expand into new schools and sustain current programs. Please consider making a gift today to ensure more children have access to these resources.

Contribute to Our Mission

Project Healthy Schools has a vision to become the national leader in promoting the health of youth by empowering them to practice healthy lifestyles and by creating school environments that support their long-term well-being. PHS relies on the partnerships and support of philanthropic partners to expand into new schools and sustain current programs. Please consider making a gift today to ensure more children have access to these resources.

Partnering with schools since 2004

Project Healthy Schools started as a pilot program in one Ann Arbor middle school in the 2004–2005 school year. Since 2004, the program has been implemented in over 120 schools across Michigan and continues in nearly 90% of those schools.

Partnering with schools since 2004

Project Healthy Schools started as a pilot program in one Ann Arbor middle school in the 2004–2005 school year. Since 2004, the program has been implemented in over 120 schools across Michigan and continues in nearly 90% of those schools.

Our COVID-19 Response

When schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Project Healthy Schools (PHS) staff developed a PHS Online Resources website for students, families, and teachers. The website provides physical activity, nutrition, family engagement, screen time, and mindfulness resources, as well as other health education materials and videos for online education.

Visit: http://phsonlineresources.org.

When schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Project Healthy Schools (PHS) staff developed a PHS Online Resources website for students, families, and teachers. The website provides physical activity, nutrition, family engagement, screen time, and mindfulness resources, as well as other health education materials and videos for online education.

Visit: http://phsonlineresources.org.

5 Goals of Project Healthy Schools

Eat more fruits and vegetables

Choose less sugary food and beverages

Eat less fast and fatty food

Be active every day

Spend less time in front of a screen

5 Goals of Project Healthy Schools

Eat more fruits and veggies

Choose less sugary food and beverages

Eat less fast and fatty food

Be active every day

Spend less time in front of a screen

Helping Schools Expand Beyond Their Community

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Cody High School

Students from Cody High School tour Michigan Medicine hospital during a field trip in order to learn more about careers in health care.

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Wellness Champion Gathering

Our annual Wellness Champion Gathering brings together schools to learn best practices and share ideas.

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Michigan School Wellness Awards

Schools with the PHS program are recognized for their accomplishments with wellness awards at the Michigan State Capitol.

APS Wetsman Photos from CVC Tour107

Science of Wellness

Students from Cody High School tour Michigan Medicine hospital during a field trip in order to learn more about careers in health care.

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Wellness Champion Gathering

Our annual Wellness Champion Gathering brings together schools to learn best practices and share ideas.

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Michigan School Wellness Awards

Schools with the PHS program are recognized for their accomplishments with wellness awards at the Michigan State Capitol.

Testimonials about the impact of Project Healthy Schools

Testimonials about the impact of Project Healthy Schools

PHS Newsletter

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Partner Sportlight

Wetsman Foundation

Started contributing to Project Healthy schools in 2014.  Helped start the Science of Wellness Program in Cody High School in Detroit.

“When Kim [Eagle], who we respect very much, told us about the work PHS is doing, supporting the program seemed like a natural fit with our focus on supporting children’s health,” says Bill Wetsman, who along with his wife Janis, now serve on the PHS Advisory Board.

Connect With Us

Join the Conversation!

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Our first successful Community Conversations event with Kim Eagle M.D. and Project Healthy Schools leadership was held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. We plan to hold more of these events in the future and will post those dates here on our site.  Click on the button below to watch a recording of the event and learn how PHS has navigated through the pandemic along with our vision and priorities moving forward.

Thank You Teachers!

A message from Project Healthy Schools staff to all our wellness champions, teachers, staff, parents, and school community members.  Thank you for all the hard work and dedication you all showed this past year!

Congratulations to the PHS
2020-2021 School Wellness Award Winners!

Congratulations to the PHS 2020-2021 School Wellness Award Winners!

In recognition of teachers, administrators, health champions, community members and students taking initiative to build healthier school environments, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is recognizing Michigan  schools for fostering healthy eating, physical activity habits and tobacco-free lifestyles, and impacting more than 14,000 students during the 2020-2021 school year.

Out of only 28 Michigan School Wellness Awards that were given out, 10 of those schools were members of the Project Healthy Schools community.  Congratulations to the PHS school winners!  Your continued effort to create a healthier community for your school is both remarkable and inspiring.

Gold Award Winners:

  • Almont Middle School, Almont
  • John D. Pierce Middle School, Waterford
  • Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy, Detroit

Silver Award Winners

  • Bentley Middle School, Burton
  • Boyne City Middle School, Boyne City
  • Grass Lake Middle School, Grass Lake
  • J. DeJonge Junior High School, Ludington
  • Charles Borromeo Catholic School, Coldwater
  • Swan Valley Middle School, Saginaw
  • Vista Charter Academy, Wyoming

Learn more about PHS

Learn more about PHS

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