SD Schools Receive Grants to Get Kids to Eat Healthier
July 15, 2010 1:35 PM
Nine South Dakota organizations have been awarded mini-grants to challenge youngsters to eat more vegetables and be more physically active. The $500 grants are administered by the South Dakota Department of Education’s Child and Adult Nutrition Services.
Grant recipients were required to participate in a competitive application process. The following entities were awarded mini-grants to implement their challenge and celebrate their successes.
* Coleman-Egan School District
* Eureka Public School
* Enemy Swim Day School
* Big Stone City Elementary
* Dell Rapids Public School
* Rainbow Day Care
* Volunteers of America, Dakotas
* West Central High School
* Wolf Creek Elementary School
Some have joined with other community agencies, such as local banks or retailers for help with the challenge. Other communities plan on using local master gardeners to help them grow vegetables and track their consumption.