Apply for the Champions for Healthy Kids Grant – due by Dec. 3rd

The Champions for Healthy Kids program is awarding 50 grants of $10,000 to nonprofit organizations working to improve nutrition and physical fitness behaviors for youth.  The program awards grants to comunity based groups (health departments, government agencies, schools, etc.)  that develop creative ways to adopt a balanced diet and a physically active lifestyle. 

Here are a few of the main requirements:

1.  The program must be ongoing (not a one-time event).

2. The program must include a physical component (that is measurable).  The physical activity can either be “moderate,” meaning 30 minutes, 5 days/week OR “vigorous” activity, 3 days/week for 20 minutes.

3. A registered dietition (RD) or a dietietic technician (DTR) must either be directly involved or serve as an advisor to the program to ensure that the nutrition information in the program is accurate and scientifically based.

Click here for more information and to apply for the grant.  Click here to view the frequently asked questions page.

Applications are due by Dec. 3rd by 3pm (central time).  Grant recipients will be announced in May 2013.  Funding will be available for recipients in June 2013.

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