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W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants $32.5 Million to Improve Access to Fresh Food and Physical Activity for Children
Date:11/16/2009

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These nine communities -- with active involvement from youth and residents living in neighborhoods -- created action plans that will be implemented over the next three years now as part of Food & Community. The communities are focused on policy and systems change efforts that will improve access to affordable, healthy, locally grown food, as well as opportunities for physical activity and play.

One of the efforts at the Holyoke Food & Fitness Policy Council in western Mass., for example, now has schools purchasing food from local farmers so kids will have access to fresh and nutritious food. With 15 percent of the food now purchased locally, students and teachers are learning more about how food grows, how it makes its way to school and family tables, and how it supports the local economy. Meanwhile, the Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative is developing and maintaining safe walking and biking routes to schools in rural communities.

For more information about the Kellogg Foundation's Food & Community investment, visit the program online at http://bit.ly/food_community. You can also follow Food & Community on Twitter at www.twitter.com/food_community.

About the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, established in 1930, supports children, families and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society. Grants are concentrated in the United States, southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. For more information, visit www.wkkf.org.

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