The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Jan 29, 2008
Thirteen Alabama school systems are now participating in a childhood obesity prevention program that teaches fourth and fifth grade students to eat healthier foods and be more active, the Huntsville Times reports. Supported by the state Department of Education, the state Department of Agriculture and Industries, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, the Wellness, Academics and You (WAY) to a Healthier Alabama program launched last year as a pilot project in Jefferson and Mobile counties and the city of Opelika. The program empowers educators to incorporate physical activity and wellness lessons into class time.