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Health Foundation grants aim to improve food ‘environment’

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at 4:55 p.m.

As part of a new grant initiative, the Kansas Health Foundation has selected five organizations to “create a healthier food and beverage environment for all Kansans,” according to a news release.

The new program, called the Statewide Partnerships for a Healthier Kansas, will initially give each organization up to $150,000. Over the next two years, each organization would be eligible for a total of $450,000.

The selected organizations are the American Heart Association, Kansas Action for Children, Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation/Kansas Hospital Association, Kansas Rural Center and KC Healthy Kids.

The goals for the program are to increase consumption of healthy foods, reduce overconsumption of sugary drinks and to “support health-promoting food and beverage retailing and distribution policies,” according to the release.

For more information, visit www.kansashealth.org.

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