Students and teachers at schools across Northern California will be able to increase physical activity and improve healthy food offerings for students and teachers thanks to 14 new Thriving Schools grants totaling $322,723 recently awarded by Kaiser Permanente. The grants are just one part of Kaiser Permanente’s new Thriving Schools initiative to build healthy, sustainable communities by creating a culture of health in schools. It provides prevention-focused, evidence-based wellness tools — at no cost — to any school. By helping students, staff and teachers be more active and eat more healthfully, schools can have a positive impact on the health of the community and likely improve academic and professional performance at the same time.
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