Welcome to Project Healthy Schools (PHS)

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

Start PHS in your school

START PHS IN YOUR SCHOOL
- APPLY TODAY

A partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Community Health called Building Healthy Communities: 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. Apply for the 2014-2015 school year.

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED

Read the press release about a partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Community Health called Building Healthy Communities: Engaging middle schools through Project Healthy Schools that will make it possible for five additional middle schools to apply for the PHS program.

Kids Can Make Healthy Food Choices

Kids Can Make Healthy Food Choices:
Education Is Key

This is a wonderful article about the many benefits of farm-to-school programs, such as helping kids gain access to healthy, local foods in their cafeteria and providing educational opportunities like school gardens, cooking lessons, and field trips to area farms. Read the full article.

PHS Awarded a 2014 Champions for Healthy Kids Grant

PHS Awarded a 2014 Champions for Healthy Kids Grant

PHS was selected as one of 50 nonprofit organizations to receive a $20,000 grant to support programs that promote healthy eating and active lifestyles targeted to kids and families. This program, supported by the General Mills Foundation, is awarded by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. More information is available.

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