Grade 6 Healthy Futures
St. Gabriel students in Grade 6 started to be a part of this program when they were in Grade 4.
Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Foundation Healthy Futures initiative is a three-year, $3 million program to improve childhood health and wellness.
IBC Foundation is partnering with 20 schools throughout southeastern Pennsylvania that will receive tools and resources to encourage children to “eat right,” “get fit,” and “stay well” from expert regional and national leaders in childhood wellness, including:
Programming may include a soccer assembly led by the Philadelphia Union, a wellness session from a nurse from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a culinary lesson taught by a chef from the Vetri Foundation for Children, an “Eatiquette” Vetri-style healthy lunch, a visit from Greener Partners’ Farm Explorer or Seed to Snack Program,and a fitness session from a Fit Essentials trainer.
Our 6th Graders are in their third year of building bright and healthy futures for generations to come!