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Deadline extended to Friday to apply for part of $1.2 million in school wellness grants through Action for Healthy Kids


Action for Health Kids will be awarding $1.2 million to schools for the 2012-13 school year to support school nutrition goals.  The program is funded by the Walmart Foundation, Kellogg's and the Kellogg's Corporate Citizenship Fund.

Funds can go toward 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.

Take advantage of these funds to reach your school's goals.  Make your school one of 500-plus to receive these funds. The 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 efforts to create long-term, positive changes in school breakfast, competitive foods, summer meals, and access to healthy food and nutrition education. 

Applications must be submitted online at

Go to for more information.