Two schools win grant to ‘Upgrade’ wellness

Originally published July 5, 2019 in the Dubois County Herald.

By Leann Burke

When students and staff return to Ferdinand and Tenth Street elementaries this fall, they’ll be greeted by a new emphasis on health and wellness.

Both schools earned the Upgrade Grant from the Welborn Baptist Foundation of Evansville and will begin their planning years this fall. The grant is a $75,000 multi-year intervention that aims to facilitate change within schools by implementing the coordinated school health approach to develop healthy eating and active lifestyle behaviors among students, their families and school staff. Read More