Thursday, March 6, 2014

General Mills Foundation Seeks Applications for Champions for Healthy Kids Program

The General Mills Foundation’s Champions for Healthy Kids Program, has announced grant awards available to nonprofit organizations working to improve nutrition and physical fitness behaviors among youth between the ages of 2 and 18. The grant would encourage communities to partner with Registered Dietitian Nutritionists to improve the eating and physical activity patterns of youth. In partnership with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the Champions for Healthy Kids program will distribute fifty grants of $20,000 each to nonprofit organizations. Since 2002, Champions for Healthy Kids has helped nearly 1 million children and has distributed more than $5 million.

To be eligible, organizations must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service, or be a school or unit of government. Programs should incorporate physical education and nutrition education. In addition, a registered dietitian or registered dietetic technician must oversee the delivery of the nutrition education. The online application is due on March 14, 2014. Grant recipients will be announced May 31, 2014.

For the complete RFP, please click here

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