Council Grants Improve Child Nutrition, Activity

Funders: Nat’l Dairy Council, state and regional Dairy Councils; Opportunity: 2016 Fuel Up to Play 60 grants; Funding Focus: Health, nutrition, physical activity and recreation; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: K-12 schools (applicants must participate in the National School Lunch Program); Funding: Up to $4,000 for multiple awards (the effort has so far distributed more than $9 million to about 4,000 schools across the nation); Deadline: Nov. 2.

Summary: Corporate funders support school-based anti-obesity programs. Grants help schools jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Applicants must show how their school will increase: student awareness of the importance of healthy eating and increased physical activity; student access to nutrient-rich foods, (including low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains); and student opportunities for in-school physical activity. Winners included the Virginia school districts of Washington County and Williamsburg-James City.

Info: 800/752-4337 or or go to for a locator to find your Local Dairy Council.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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