Obesity Prevention Grants Awarded to Eight Alaska Public School Districts
The Alaska Obesity Prevention and Control Program is pleased to announce the eight Alaska school districts that will participate in the K-12 Obesity Prevention School Grant Program beginning this 2013-2014 school year. Grantee districts will establish local school-based obesity prevention programs to implement strong school wellness policies that support high-quality physical education, increase daily student physical activity, and improve the nutritional content of foods consumed at school.
- Alaska Gateway School District
- Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District
- Kodiak Island Borough School District
- Matanuska Susitna Borough School District
- Nome Public Schools
- North Slope Borough School District
- Petersburg City School District
- Sitka School District
The intent of this grant program is to assist school districts in complying with federal school wellness policy mandates associated with the Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act, and strengthen the implementation of their policies and programs. Other major activities include participation in the USDA Healthier US School Challenge, Healthy Futures physical activity challenges, and conducting height and weight measurements district-wide to monitor obesity trends among Alaska children.
More information on the Alaska Obesity Prevention and Control School Grant Program can be found at: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/Obesity/school-grant.aspx, in the Request for Proposals (RFP) at: http://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=167482