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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Blue Shield of California and ChildObesity180 have awarded $500,000 in grants to schools in the state and elsewhere to help curb childhood obesity rates. The funding will be used to boost school fitness programs, and nutrition and wellness lessons.
Blue Shield is on the right track; with state funding for schools continuing to drop, sports, gym classes, and supervised recesses are all on the decline. Some thoughtful nonprofits hospitals--Packard Children's Hospital and El Camino Hospital District among them--are using Community Benefit grants to help fund programs that replace this lost activity. PlayWorks, Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative and other programs provide free supervised play for kids at under-funded elementary schools, promote healthy eating and even provide family education on healthy life styles. This makes sense from every angle because these tax-advantaged providers are using their profits to reduce the taxpayer expenses that will be inevitable if the obesity epidemic grows!
Great job Blue Shield of CA. with Childhood Obesity on the rise; this is a move in the right direction!Cheers,Rudy Lehder Rivas, PresidentHispanic Health Insurance
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"Blue Shield is on the right track; with state funding for schools continuing to drop, sports, gym classes, and supervised recesses are all on the decline. Some thoughtful nonprofits hospitals--Packard Children's Hospital and El Camino Hospital Distr..."
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