Building Healthy Communities


Building Healthy Communities works to create supportive school environments through healthy eating and physical activity.

BHC strives to promote:

  • Educate students through classroom lessons
  • Create an environment that makes the healthy choice the easy choice
  • Encourage students to practice lessons learned in the classroom
  • Provide opportunities for physical activity
  • Improve access to healthy food and beverages

Building Healthy Communities has an extensive history of measurable and demonstrated impact on improving the health of Michigan’s children, including:

  • A significant reduction in obesity
  • 40 percent more fruit and vegetables consumed than the national average
  • 700 step increase per day
  • 35 additional minutes per week of moderate to vigorous physical activity
  • 19 minutes less of screen and video time per day
  • 74 percent report that it was easier to pay attention in class


Students and their parents have a unique opportunity to workout together here at Carleton!  45 minute work out sessions are held every Wednesday from 2pm – 2:45pm!  Come sweat with us!