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Wisconsin Schools Earn 'Action for Healthy Kids' Grants
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 10/19/2018

The Chicago-based Action for Healthy Kids has announced 70 recipients of school grants provided by Cargill for the 2018-19 school year. The awards were presented to 17 Wisconsin schools, as well as others in Iowa, Minnesota and Pennsylvania to provide technical support using AFHK's Game On program to help expand student access to in-school physical activity and healthy foods.

The initiative also improves knowledge and behaviors around exercise and nutrition, and engage parents in activities that reinforce healthy habits at home.

"Through our partnership with Cargill, we are helping more schools each year improve nutrition, physical activity and health-promoting policies and practices for the long term," said Action for Healthy Kids CEO Rob Bisceglie. "These much-needed resources help schools not only improve the health habits of their students but also help them demonstrate the link between physical activity, good nutrition and learning."

Through the grants, AFHK helps schools develop school health teams which are critical to creating healthy schools, assess their school health environment, and successfully implement nutrition and physical activity initiatives.

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