Several school districts nationwide have recently received grants in their efforts to combat childhood obesity. The grants, either $100,000 or $25,000, were awarded based upon the creativity and impact level each school’s plan was to promote kids to get up and be active.
The competition was sponsored by Tufts Health Plan and ChildObesity180, also receiving publicity from the Partnership for a Healthier America. Participating districts applied via video message submission.
What will the winners use the grant money for? Natick Public Schools in Mass. plans to use their $25,000 grant towards creating programs that encourage a healthy lifestyle.
Here are the other winners:
Corona-Norco USD (CA) - $100,000
Red Hawk Elementary (CO) - $100,000
El Paso ISD (TX) - $25,000
Hilton Head Elementary for Creative Arts (SC) - $25,000
Meadowview Elementary (MN) - $25,000
Miami-Dade County Schools (FL) - $25,000
Overland Elementary (CA) - $25,000
Harlem/Washington Heights/Inwood (NY) - $25,000