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Michigan K-12 schools invited to apply for innovative wellness program

Originally published May 7, 2019 in UPMatters.

Michigan K-12 schools are invited to apply for an innovative program that provides students, teachers and administrators with the necessary tools to create a healthier school environment for the 2019-2020 school year. The program empowers and educates children to improve nutrition, increase physical activity and address mental health and well-being.

From now until 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, schools can apply for Building Healthy Communities: Step Up for School Wellness, one of three options under the successful Building Healthy Communities program. Read More

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Use FUTP60 to Deliver PE Heart Rate Monitors, Training to Classes

Application Deadline for Popular Fitness, Nutrition Grant Approaches; Take Opportunity to Introduce Technology that Improves Student Engagement, Achievement in PE

Teachers wanting to add IHT’s PE heart rate monitors to their curriculum have until Nov. 7, 2018 to apply for $4,000 grants available from the NFL’s Fuel Up To Play 60 program.

The Fuel Up to Play 60 grant awards winning applicants $4,000 that must be split evenly on initiatives that will help students with healthy eating and physical fitness. Teachers can use the physical fitness funding to add new technology such as the IHT Spirit System, which uses data from the wrist-based IHT ZONE heart rate monitor to help students take a direct role in learning lifelong fitness skills. Read More