Groups award $500,000 in 'Healthy Kids' grants

by Eric Schroeder
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MINNEAPOLIS — The General Mills Foundation, along with the American Dietetic Association Foundation and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, have awarded $500,000 to 50 recipients as part of this year’s Champions for Healthy Kids grants. The Champions for Healthy Kids initiative, now in its ninth year, provides 50 grants of $10,000 each to nonprofits, schools and community organizations to develop creative ways to help kids of all ages incorporate physical fitness and good nutrition into their daily lives. In total, the Champions for Healthy Kids initiative has awarded more than $20 million in grants to organizations across the country through its annual grant program and through other youth nutrition and fitness programs serving over five million children nationwide. A full list of 2011 Champions for Healthy Kids grant recipients may be found at:
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