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School garden grant awarded to Stockbridge Elementary

Release Date: January 30, 2014
Contact: Kendi Parvin - 608.442.3748 kendi.parvin@wismed.org

Madison (January 30, 2014) – The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation has awarded a $1,500 grant to Stockbridge Elementary in Stockbridge, Wis. to support its school garden program. The grant was made possible through generous support from Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin.

This school garden grant will help Stockbridge Elementary School staff to integrate nutrition into the curriculum to better serve the health of students. The garden and curriculum will involve all students from the 4K program through 12th grade. Dedicated staff, parents and community partners will work together to provide a nutrient-rich environment for students to grow and learn the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

“We are excited to make this donation to help educators encourage healthy choices to youngsters at Stockbridge Elementary,” said Scott Johnson, president of Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin. “It’s our mission to improve access to health care, which includes preventive measures like healthy eating and exercise to promote overall wellness.”

For a complete list of 2014 grant recipients, please visit the Foundation website. The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation was chartered in 1955 as a charitable organization that works to advance the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting medical and health education.