McKinley Announces Major Financial Support for Project Healthy SchoolsMarch 22, 2017
ANN ARBOR, MI. – McKinley’s CEO, Albert M. Berriz and his wife Paula Berriz, as well as Founder, Ambassador Ronald N. Weiser and wife Eileen Weiser are proud to announce their major financial support for Project Healthy Schools (PHS) in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Project Healthy Schools is a community-University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) collaborative which provides a school-based program to reduce childhood obesity and its long-term health risks. Focusing primarily on sixth grade students, PHS aims to stem the tide of this epidemic by:
teaching youth healthy habits
developing healthy school environments
creating an infrastructure that supports program sustainability and replication
“This is a wonderful example of a University of Michigan program in partnership with Ann Arbor Public Schools, and they are making a huge difference in the lives of these students,” shared Albert M. Berriz. “After experiencing the class first hand, I was amazed with how the students were engaged, focused and curious to learn about making the right food choices and exercise, and the UM Health Ambassador volunteers (students) and teachers were awesome!”