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The program will increase the number of packaged pediatric weight management interventions (PWMIs) for use by healthcare, community and public health organizations to serve low-income children and their caregivers. The solicitation will fund demonstrations where researchers take existing evidence-based PWMIs and convert them into user-friendly “packaged” materials to be replicated and pilot tested in real-world settings. The demonstration will provide ongoing support to children and families through a PWMI and referral to community-based resources for healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors.
The program supports innovative urban forestry initiatives in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. Funding may be used to purchase, plant and maintain trees and for educational activities. This is a reimbursement grant, meaning funds will be provided upon completion of a project and a final report.
These grants help schools sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity programs. Applicants must increase student: awareness of the importance of healthy eating and increased physical activity; access to nutrient rich foods; and opportunities for in-school physical activity.