General Mills Foundation
The American Dietetic Association Foundation, the President’s Challenge, and the General Mills Foundation are partnering to improve youth nutrition and fitness through the General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids initiative. A key component of the initiative is the Champions for Healthy Kids grant program.
Since 2002, the General Mills Foundation has awarded 50 grants, $10,000 each, to not-for-profit organizations with innovative programs that help youth develop good nutrition and fitness habits.
Utilizing its resources and expertise on nutrition issues, the American Dietetic Association Foundation will play a critical role in evaluating the proposals. The President’s Challenge will provide a model program, the President’s Active Lifestyle Award, as part of the initiative.
The goal of the General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids grants is to encourage communities in the United States to improve the eating and physical activity patterns of young people ages 2-18. Grants have been awarded to nonprofit organizations and agencies working with communities that demonstrate the greatest need and likelihood of sustainable impact on young people’s nutrition and activity levels through innovative programs.
Note: Information on opportunities to apply for next year's Champions for Healthy Kids Program will be available fall 2012. Please check www.generalmills.com for more details.
Contact: Beth Labrador
Phone: 800.877.1600 ext. 4821
Grant link: http://www.generalmills.com/en/Responsibility/community_engagement/Grants/Champions_for_healthy_kids.aspx