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Changing the Course of Kid's Health
Date:2/9/2010

xn-location">Seattle/King County, Wash. the local Food & Fitness collaborative is engaging youth, community members and experts in a number of efforts to improve access to healthful food and safe physical activity. Working with partners, the collaborative is creating strong ties between urban farms in the Seattle area in an effort to bring more good food into schools, as well as into retail stores in two low-income areas.

Tohono O'Odham Nation, Ariz.

TOHONO O'ODHAM FOOD & FITNESS COLLABORATIVE

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Although the Tohono O'odham Nation (located in south central Arizona on the Mexican border) encompasses an area larger than Conn., there is only one grocery store that regularly carries fresh produce. The Tohono O'odham collaborative is working to increase access to healthful food through schools. By building the infrastructure and capacity for a tribal entity or business to compete successfully for school lunch contracts, the collaborative looks to provide healthy, culturally appropriate foods for tribal youth and further economic development for families.

These grantees join others across the country transforming food and physical activity environments. In addition, the Kellogg Foundation is making focused investments in Michigan, New Mexico and Mississippi.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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