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Action for Healthy Kids to Award $1.2 Million to Schools for Wellness Initiatives
Deadline Extended to May 18, 2012. 

Action for Healthy Kids will be awarding $1.2M to schools for the 2012-2013 school year to support your school nutrition goals. Funds can go towards supporting a number of school nutrition programs:
  • School breakfast programs (Grab n' Go, Breakfast in the Classroom, 2nd Chance)
  • School gardens
  • Farm to school programs
  • Salad bars
  • Taste tests
  • Healthy classroom parties
  • Summer feeding programs
  • Nutrition education
  • Improving food quality in school stores, a la carte, athletic events, and fundraisers
  • And more
Take advantage of these funds to reach your school's goals.  The application is simple, and the deadline has been extended to May 18, 2012. 
Make your school one of 500+ to receive these funds!  Average grant size is $2,000.  Granted schools will also receive valuable in-kind contributions from Action for Healthy Kids in the form of people, programs, and school nutrition and management expertise to support your efforts to create long-term positive changes in school breakfast, competitive foods, summer meals, and access to healthy food and nutrition education. 
  • State Contacts - Action for Healthy Kids has key contacts in many states that can assist you with questions about your grant application.  Please use this list to connect with your State Coordinator.  They will also be in contact with you to make sure you have what you need to complete your application.   
  • Grant Application - This is a link to the paper version of the grant application.  All schools are encouraged to complete the paper application with your school wellness team.  Once completed and reviewed, applications must be submitted online using the links provided in the application.  Filling out the paper application will save you time when going to submit online. Go to for more information. 
Amy Moyer, MPH, RD
Director of Field Operations
Action for Healthy Kids

Ingrid Cheng
Health Advocate

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