Support Colleagues and Help Kids on Giving Blueday


Support Colleagues and Help Kids on Giving Blueday Project Healthy Schools will be participating in the University of Michigan’s annual Giving Blueday on Wednesday, March 13th. This one-day (24 hour) fundraising campaign is designed to raise awareness and important funds to support amazing work happening across the university. Project Healthy Schools is honored to participate […]

PHS Attends Victor’s Day at the University of Michigan

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On Friday, October 27th, Project Healthy Schools collaborated with U-M Athletics to host an inclusive physical activity and health fair at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse at the University of Michigan for 600 students with disabilities who attended from surrounding schools. The PHS team taught students and their families how to create a healthy balanced plate by incorporating […]

13 PHS Schools Awarded a Fall Wellness Grant


Please join us in congratulating the following schools who applied and received a Fall PHS Wellness Grant. Each of these schools were funded up to $1,000 to support their requested health and wellness initiatives designed specifically for their school community. We are thrilled to support these wellness initiatives and look forward to hearing great success […]

8 New Middle Schools Join Building Healthy Communities

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The 2023-2024 school year brings 8 new schools to the Building Healthy Communities: Engaging Middle Schools through Project Healthy Schools program, a partnership between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the University of Michigan, and the United Dairy Industry of Michigan. Please join us in welcoming the following schools to the BHC:PHS program this school […]

Free School Meals for All Michigan Students


Michigan’s 1.4 million public students will be receiving nutritious free meals at school during the 2023-2024 school year thanks to a $160 million appropriation in the state’s School Aid budget adopted by the state legislature and signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Michigan School Meals will provide state reimbursement to schools for every breakfast […]

PHS Offers New Vaping Education Curriculum


Project Healthy Schools is proud to announce the release of their vaping education lessons. The Project Healthy Schools Vaping Education Lessons contain two 30–40 minute lessons. In lesson one, students will distinguish between the different types of tobacco use with an emphasis on e-cigarettes. They will be able to understand what is inhaled through vapes, […]

Join Us for This Year’s PHS Wellness Champion Gathering!


The PHS Wellness Champion Gathering will be held virtually via Zoom on Friday, November 17th from 9:00am to 3:00pm ET. Attendees can choose to attend the entire day or individual sessions and teachers will have the opportunity to receive SCECHs. Eligible PHS schools who register and attend the event will be eligible for a drawing […]

A Special Thanks from the Project Healthy Schools Team


As the 2022-2023 school year comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for supporting our mission and work. We had an incredibly successful year supporting our network of schools across the entire state of Michigan. Thank you to each and every wellness champion for your continued leadership and passion. […]

Ann Arbor Food Service for Students is Now Open!


Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency. The meals will be provided without regard to race, color, national […]

Hart Middle School Receives Silver Michigan School Wellness Award!


Katie Jazwinski, wellness champion at Hart Middle School, has learned how daily physical activity impacts student performance in her classroom. By highlighting how daily activity affects physical and mental health, Katie improves the emotional health of her students along with other important life skills that could make an impact on their future. Illustrating this, Katie […]