Schools get health grants

Goessel Junior/Senior High School and Peabody-Burns Elementary School were recipients of Healthy Habits for Life grants from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation.

Goessel family and consumer sciences teacher Gina Bergin and Peabody-Burns curriculum coordinator Kathy Preheim applied for the grants. Goessel was awarded the $1,000 maximum grant, and Peabody-Burns was awarded $994.

Grants are awarded to purchase nutrition curriculum, exercise equipment, or healthy snacks or to organize walking programs, health fairs, or programs to help children reduce cardiovascular disease risk, increase physical activity level, or learn healthy eating habits. The foundation made 160 grants, averaging $935.

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