Calley touts school health program in GR

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley visited Ridge Park Charter Academy Friday, Dec. 11, 2015.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan’s No. 2 in command visited Grand Rapids Friday to celebrate a new program at Ridge Park Charter Academy.

Lt. Governor Brian Calley joined state health leaders to celebrate the school’s new involvement in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Building Healthy Communities initiative.

The program gives schools tools and resources to promote wellness, like ideas for new physical activities and fun ways to encourage students to eat healthy.

Calley said the Building Healthy Communities initiative is important for the learning environment.

Ridge Park Charter Academy was just one of 6 West Michigan schools to be brought into the program this year.

**Correction: A previous version of this article indicated that Building Healthy Communities was created by the state of Michigan. It was actually created by Blue Cross Blue Shield in 2009. 

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