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.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.