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Project Healthy Schools


Project Healthy Schools (PHS) is a community/University of Michigan Health System collaborative, providing middle-school-based programming to reduce childhood obesity and its long-term health risks. The program encourages healthy habits through education, environmental change and measurement. Students participate in fun, interactive activities emphasizing five simple goals:

  • eat more fruits and vegetables
  • choose less sugary food and beverages
  • eat less fast and fatty food
  • be active every day
  • spend less time in front of a screen

PHS research shows that participants make significant improvements in healthy behaviors and health risk factors. The program is now in dozens of schools around Michigan.

Contact Information

Miriam Dineen

MHealthy U-M Health and Well-Being Services
2060 Wolverine Tower
3003 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1281

Phone: (734)764-0246
E-mail: projecthealthyschools@umich.edu

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Sponsoring Service Unit(s)

University of Michigan Health System

Sponsoring Department(s)

MHealthy U-M Health & Well-Being Services, U-M Health System Cardiovascular Center

Program Available to these Cities

Ann Arbor

Subject Area(s)

Continuing & Community, Early Childhood and Elementary (pre-6), Education, Health & Health Care, Middle and High School (7-12), Teacher Education / Resources