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Date:2/9/2010

lyst for action, and to increase access to healthy food and active living opportunities for low-income families. "Receiving the RWJF Healthy Kids Healthy Communities grant will allow the project neighborhoods and the School District to become partners in creating a community of wellness," said Eric Stern, administrator for physical education and health for the School District.

"Health begins at home and this grant will teach residents in these communities how to choose the right foods, cook better and exercise together," said Jeannette Corbett, acting President of the Quantum Foundation, "and that will lead to a healthier community one family at a time."

Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities is a $33 million national program and RWJF's largest investment to date in community-based solutions to childhood obesity. The Quantum Foundation has invested more than $80 million dollars in Palm Beach County with a mission of advancing health, education and community betterment.  

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