RMC Health, in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Education, today announced it has been awarded a three-year, $8.75M grant from the Colorado Health Foundation for its Healthy Schools Colorado Initiative. The program will address childhood obesity and create a culture of health by implementing a coordinated approach to healthy schools in 12 Colorado school districts, supporting policy, systems and environmental changes and impacting more than 325,000 Colorado students from Kindergarten through grade 12.

The grant expands on successful work conducted over the past three years in numerous Colorado school districts including improvements in school nutrition; healthy school environments; health and physical education; health services; and staff wellness.

Full article text is available via RMC Health Press Release, 09/19/13.

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