Thursday, July 29, 2010

Check it Out: New Grant Opportunity!

Grant Name: PTA Healthy Lifestyles Grants

Funded by: PTA

Description: PTA Healthy Lifestyles promotes good nutrition and regular physical activity in order to address the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. One-third of American children and youth are either obese or at risk of becoming obese. Increased access to high-calorie good-tasting, inexpensive foods, along with increasingly sedentary lifestyles, has contributed to the rise in childhood obesity. In addition, the reduction and elimination of recess in as many as 40 percent of U.S. school districts has limited students’ physical activity during the school day. The obesity epidemic may not only decrease quality of life with the onset of diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic diseases but also reduce the life expectancy of today’s children. Further, consistent findings show that obesity is often associated with poor levels of academic achievement.

Program Areas: Health/PE

Recipients: Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools

Proposal Deadline: 9/10/10

Average Amount: $1,000.00

Telephone: 800-307-4782

Email: HealthyLifestyles@PTA.org

Website: http://www.pta.org/pta_healthy_lifestyles_award.asp

Availability: All States

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