The Partnership for a Healthy McLean County coalition’s three-year plan to combat obesity in school-age children has received financial support from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
The Foundation will provide a first-year award of $87,065, matched by $61,535 from the community, to increase access to physical activity and provide healthier food options and education.
“We are pleased,” Foundation CEO Susan Zepeda noted, “to see the Partnership for a Healthy McLean County move from planning to implementation of this multi-faceted effort to make policy changes that will help McLean County children attain and maintain a healthy weight.”
The health coalition, led by the Green River District Health Department, will work with local schools to implement physical activity and nutrition policy changes, along with programs like the SPARK Curriculum, weekend backpacks with healthier food options, nutrition fairs at school, and a walking club on a newly-built walking track in the McLean County Middle School.
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