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Strong Schools

IU Health Strong Schools

Are you looking for ways to increase the amount of physical activity your students are receiving each day? Do you want to increase their knowledge of healthy eating or increase their access to healthy foods? Indiana University Health Strong Schools is committed to improving health for our students in grades K-8.

Because healthier kids tend to learn better1, IU Health will provide IU Health Strong Schools grants to schools serving grades K-8 in the counties that house an IU Health hospital across the state. 

The following IU Health Strong Schools grants are available:

  • $1500 award – Awarded to schools with plans to focus on increasing physical activity minutes.
  • $3000 award – Awarded to schools with plans to focus on increasing physical activity minutes AND increasing knowledge of healthy eating or access to healthy foods.  

Each school has the opportunity to receive additional funding from IU Health to purchase a new or renewal license for FitnessGram software to assess student physical fitness throughout the grant process. These licenses are valued at $149 for a renewal and $599 for a new license. Learn more about FitnessGram.

Learn More

Need ideas on how to increase physical activity at your school?

Watch this video about our 2015-2016 IU Health Strong Schools and see the amazing ways they increased daily physical activity at their school.

Still looking for ways to increase physical activity? Click on one of these videos below to learn more:

 

The application period for the 2017-2018 IU Health Strong Schools grant has closed. Applications are no longer being accepted at thie time. For more information, please contact GetStrong@iuhealth.org

 

1Basch, 2010; USDHHS, 2010; Hillman, et al., 2009; Trudeau & Shephard, 2008; Active Living Research, 2007