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Tri-Valley receives grant to update wellness policies and practices

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Rebecca Zemencik/Citizen-Standard Photo A group of seventh grade boys bounce on exercise balls while throwing smaller balls to each other as part of the health and wellness grant that the district received.

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor • rebecca-z@citizenstandard.com

HEGINS – The Pennsylvania Department of Health is partnering with Penn State PRO Wellness to provide 15 districts in Pennsylvania with funding and resources necessary to create and implement supportive nutrition environments, quality physical education and physical activity in schools.
The Tri-Valley High School Physical Education Department received one-on-one support and up to $11,000 over a two-year period to make sustainable changes to nutrition and physical activity policies and practices as a part of a statewide Building Healthy Schools grant program.

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