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Organization:   Cedarville Schools
Location:   Cedarville
Grant Year:   2010
Grant Amount:   $62,160
Project Description:   Healthy Bodies Healthy Brains program offers greater physical activity in both core subject and physical education classes to 1,500 students from Crawford County.


  • Used HOPSports music and video projection in PE classes to increase student interest and physical activity.
  • Teachers used 10-minute "energizers," bursts of physical activity, during core academic subjects.
  • Reduced total student BMI by 0.9 percent over 16-month period.

Lives Affected

1,000 students and 100+ school staff benefited from increased physical activity using the new PE equipment. (Goal was 1,500.)

Cost Effectiveness

No conclusions provided. PE equipment will continue to be used beyond grant year.

Advice to Other Organizations Starting a Similar Program

Supplement the physical activities with nutrition education.

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