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EnergyNow! Announces New Grant Funding to Combat Childhood Obesity
Date:3/26/2008

and aims to motivate and engage students on a more personal level."

The grants will provide critical funding for schools to purchase physical education equipment based on their specific needs and schools will receive heart rate monitors and assessment technology from Polar, a manufacturer of fitness products. The National Association for Sport and Physical Education will also provide instructional resources and professional development to assist teachers in using equipment and technology in ways that help students achieve the National Standards for Physical Education.

In the program's second year, public middle schools in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington D.C. will be eligible to apply for the grants which are valued at more than $12,000 each. EnergyNow! will award a total of 10 grants to schools in these states. Eligibility requirements include state certification requirements for physical education teachers, and a standards-based curriculum in place, among others.

"After a very successful first year, we're excited to have the opportunity to work with more schools and to provide physical education teachers with the tools they need to monitor, track, and assess student performance throughout the year," said Burgeson. "The EnergyNow! program and the lessons that these students are learning will help students to improve their health and their lives."

The program's evaluation committee will review and score each grant submission and the winning schools will be announced in July. The deadline to apply for the grant is May 5, 2008. For a detailed list of eligibility requirements or to apply for the EnergyNow! grant visit http://www.energynow.com.

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EnergyNow! is a results-based grant program that will enable schools to combat the alarming trend towards obesity in children with an emphasis on building physical education progr
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