Grant Money Helps Teach Healthy Lessons

Some metro students are on their way to healthier futures with the help of some grant money and guidance.

Omaha Public Schools received a $25,000 grant from the Children's Hospital and Medical Center for obesity prevention.

On Monday, students took part in training sessions at Northwest High School, learning about physical activity, nutrition, healthy eating and body image.

Northwest OBC Prevention intern Jake Anderson said, “It's a youth driven, peer-led program that kind of empowers youth and gives them the leadership opportunity to change the school environment, to make it a healthier and more supportive environment, to challenge their peers to make healthier decisions whether that's in the cafeteria or in the community, walking to school."

The grant money will also fund after-school programs, guest speakers, and field trips focused on obesity prevention.

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