Welcome to Project Healthy Schools (PHS)

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

Kids in a cafeteria line

KIDS LEARN ABOUT THE BENEFIT OF EATING HEALTHY FOODS

Students at Ishpeming Middle School were introduced to a couple of snacks that feature nothing but healthy items. The cooking and eating demonstration was all part of a grant from the Superior Health Foundation and Project Healthy Schools. Watch the video.

Kids at food tasting event

ISHPEMING FIFTH- AND SEVENTH-GRADE STUDENTS TASTE TEST HEALTHY FOODS

Fifth- and seventh-grade students at Ishpeming Public Schools participated in a healthy food tasting event Wednesday in an attempt to help encourage healthier lifestyles. Read the article about the event that appeared in The Mining Journal.

PHS partners with U-M's schools of Kinesiology, Architecture and Education

PHS partners with U-M's schools of Kinesiology, Architecture and Education

Learn about InPACT, a program that helps teachers include 10 three-minute activity breaks throughout the day. The best part? The breaks are incorporated right into the existing lesson. Watch this video from BTN LiveBIG to see the program in action.

GREENE SMOOTHIES ARE A HIT AT LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL

GREEN SMOOTHIES ARE A HIT AT LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL

In honor of Saint Patrick's Day PHS held a green smoothie tasting at Lincoln Middle School. About 950 students sampled the green smoothies. Watch this video to find out what goes into a green smoothie.

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
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