WBMS awarded $10,000 PE grant

SPARK is a research-based, public-health organization dedicated to creating, implementing, and evaluating programs that promote lifelong wellness.

Since 1980, childhood obesity rates in the U.S have more than tripled. In Tennessee, about 4 in 10 children are overweight or obese, according to state Department of Health data, a statistic officials are working to improve.

In an effort to alleviate this problem, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation is awarding up to 20 grants valued at $10,000 each to Tennessee middle schools as part of the Shape the State grant program.