Nearly 27 percent of all children in Arizona are either overweight or obese. These children have an elevated risk for a range of health and emotional problems — now and well into the future.
The Walk On! Challenge is only for the month of February, but kids can use all the help they can get the other 337 (338 in 2020) days of the year. Each qualifying school will have a chance to win one of 10 $2,500 grants for their school from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.
A panel of community members will use a scoring system to judge the grant submissions. To qualify for a $2,500 grant, teachers must have registered for the current year’s program – for fourth or fifth grade or both – and meet the following criteria:
The grant application was open through April 30. Winners will be announced at the end of May.