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
PHS has been encouraging healthy habits in youth through education, environmental change and measurement since 2004 and has grown into a multifaceted program. Our program is currently in use in more than 50 schools throughout Michigan. PHS stands out from similar programs because of its evaluation results, significant community partnerships, and strong team of experts. In addition, the hands-on lessons and socio-ecological model, which engages the entire school community in this effort, make it a very effective, sustainable approach to impacting children's health.