Federal Grant Seeks to Promote Healthy Lifestyles Among NC Preschoolers

The U.S. Agriculture Department has awarded a $926,708 grant to the N.C. Division of Public Health to help preschoolers eat better and get more exercise. North Carolina was one of 14 states to receive a Child Care Wellness Grant.  The funds will support a new Kids Eat Smart Move More program for providers that participate in North Carolina’s Child and Adult Care Food Program. At least 800 institutions, representing 2,186 centers and 2,718 homes, participate in the program, which also helps more than 155,719 children receive nutritious meals and snacks.


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