Navigation Links
Healthy Farms, Healthy Schools Grant Applications Available
Date:5/15/2008

Applications Due June 17

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- School districts interested in developing programs that steer kindergarten students and their parents toward healthier lifestyles are eligible for up to $15,000 in grants, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff announced today.

The investment is part of the Healthy Farms and Healthy Schools Program, which helps kindergarten classes promote healthy eating and locally grown food through lessons, classroom activities and field-based training. Applications are due June 17.

"The grants are an important investment in the health of our youth and Pennsylvania agriculture," said Wolff. "Funding will help school districts provide educational programs that encourage our children to choose high-quality and nutritious food, which will help to ensure a healthier future for our youth and the commonwealth's agricultural industry."

Qualified applicants may be awarded grants of up to $15,000 to cover up to 75 percent of the cost of a project; districts must provide the balance through funds or in-kind services. Any public school district, charter or private school with a kindergarten program is eligible to apply for the money. Eligible projects include:

-- Providing nutritional and agricultural education, including the

integration of such information into regular classroom subjects;

-- Focusing on locally-grown food produced by Pennsylvania farms;

-- Teacher and educational staff training on nutrition and agricultural

education;

-- Educational activities that include parents, caregivers and community

groups; and

-- Field trips to Pennsylvania farms or other direct agricultural

educational experiences that teach children about sources of food and

Pennsylvania agriculture.

The Healthy Farms and Healthy Schools Program was established to educate kindergartners and their families about the importance of choosing healthy, locally produced foods while increasing awareness of Pennsylvania agriculture. This past year, 44 school districts were served by the $500,000 grant program.

Applications should be sent to JoAnna Gresham, Bureau of Market Development, PA Department of Agriculture, 2301 N. Cameron Street, Room 311, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

For more information, visit http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us and click on "Students & Educators," or contact Gresham at 717-772-3094.

CONTACT: Nicole L. Cullison

(717) 787-5085


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
2. UCLA researchers identify markers that may predict diabetes in still-healthy people
3. Air pollution linked to cardiovascular risk indices in healthy young adults
4. Top Tips to Enjoy Healthy Latin Food Without Losing the Taste (Recipe)
5. Finicky Felines Award Four Stars to New Wellness(R) Healthy Indulgence Everyday Entrees
6. Keeping Kids Healthy and Fit: The New York Kids Club Launches a Revolutionary New Fitness Program
7. LifeMasters Provides Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Blood Cholesterol Level
8. On September 7th Local Organizations Partner to Celebrate Healthy Steps
9. September is Healthy Aging Month
10. Children who learn heart healthy eating habits lower heart disease risk
11. FDA: Use the Nutrition Facts Label to Make Healthy Food Choices
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 28, 2017 , ... Guide to ... , No matter on which side of the Atlantic devicemakers do business, ... regulations they have to follow. , In addition to the full text of the ...
(Date:6/28/2017)... ... June 28, 2017 , ... Anyone with a remote control has seen the never-ending twists ... you the flipper will get rich in no time. But what about the buyers ... get for the buyer of a flipped house. An email recently sent to Gary ...
(Date:6/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 28, 2017 , ... David B. Sosin, a founding ... Illinois, took over the post of 2nd Vice President for the Illinois State Bar ... installed as the ISBA’s 3rd Vice President in 2016 following a state-wide election and served ...
(Date:6/28/2017)... ... ... American Farmer proudly announces the participation of Pure Line Seeds, Inc (Pure ... broadcast fourth quarter 2017. American Farmer airs Tuesdays at 8:30aET on RFD-TV. , Founded ... As demand grew, the small company located in Moscow, Idaho extended its sales from ...
(Date:6/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 28, 2017 , ... ... ZEON) is pleased to announce that a two year study conducted by the ... Bromley Creek zeolite was successful in remediating potash brine-impacted groundwater. As a part ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/14/2017)... CALABASAS, Calif. , June 14, 2017 ... with the City of Fremont ... chain of the bio-pharma industry in California ... sharing technology, enabling executive networking, and fostering workforce development. ... the development and growth of start-ups, as well as ...
(Date:6/11/2017)... , June 10, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... three Phase 3 studies of galcanezumab, an investigational treatment ... late-breaking data on several key secondary endpoints for galcanezumab ... from these studies (EVOLVE-1, EVOLVE-2 and REGAIN) will be ... scientific meeting in Boston . ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... MAITLAND, Fla. , June 8, 2017  Less ... ransomware attack that hit more than 200,000 companies, including hospital ... is being heralded as one of the largest online ... technology in the healthcare market, it is imperative that ... can protect their data from this — and many ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: