PTA Grants Promote Healthy Lifestyles for Young Children – Smart from the Start: Community Outreach Grant Program

PTA Grants Promote Healthy Lifestyles for Young Children – Smart from the Start: Community Outreach Grant Program The Smart from the Start: Community Outreach Grant Program, an initiative of the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), is dedicated to helping PTAs nationwide educate families about healthy lifestyles. This program supports locally-driven, grassroots prevention strategies that educate families about practical ways to ensure their children, ages three to five, achieve a balanced intake of nutritious foods and physical activity every day, using the Energy Balance Pre-K curriculum. An additional objective is to mobilize community-based stakeholders to focus on increasing access to nutritious foods and physical activity options in the community, especially for families of young children. Ten grants of $10,000 each will be awarded to PTA Regions, Districts, and Councils. The application deadline is March 28, 2014. Visit the National PTA’s website to download the Request for Proposals.  (Posted: 2/20/14)