The Vetri Foundation is front page news!

Yesterday’s Inquirer featured the exciting announcement that 20 area schools will participate in Independence Blue Cross Foundation’s Healthy Futures initiative over the next several years, starting with five this fall. Healthy Futures is IBC’s new, innovative, three-pronged approach to improving child wellness and decreasing obesity among school-aged children in our region. Each partner school will begin a wellness program next month that combines fitness and nutrition at a level of intensity that organizers hope will lead to lasting changes as the children grow into adulthood.

As a Healthy Futures parter, that means that the Vetri Foundation be cooking healthy, family-style meals with five new schools and hundreds of new students across the Greater Philadelphia region – more than doubling Eatiquette’s impact! – this fall. Look for us at the following new schools, along with other Healthy Futures partners (including Greener Partners, the Philadelphia Union, and CHOP):

  • Global Leadership Academy, West Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
  • William H. Zeigler Elementary School, Frankford, Philadelphia County
  • Assumption BVM School, West Grove, Chester County
  • Park Lane Elementary School, Darby, Delaware County
  • One additional school to be announced

At the official launch, students from Global Leadership Academy jumped right into the program, having their height and weight taken by CHOP nurses on site. Check out CBS Philly’s video highlights from the event:

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