Aetna Foundation: Regional Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs

Aetna Foundation Accepting Applications for Regional Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs


In 2014, grants of up to $50,000 will target communities where healthy food can be difficult to buy and where social and environmental factors may limit people’s ability to be physically active. The foundation is particularly interested in programs that provide nutrition education and help increase the availability of affordable fresh fruits and vegetables and/or programs that provide opportunities for physical activity.

Typically, Regional Grants support school-based or afterschool nutrition and fitness programs that help children learn healthy habits at an early age, community-based nutrition education programs for children and families, efforts to increase the availability or affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables in communities, and community gardening and urban farming activities for children and families.

Priority consideration will be given to programs that focus on healthy food choices and physical activity through a racial and ethnic health equity lens.

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