Lets Move Cambridge to Award Mini Grants
In February 2011, the City of Cambridge officially signed on to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign to reduce childhood obesity. To mark the first anniversary of the city’s involvement with the national campaign, Let’s Move
Cambridge is launching a mini-grant program to fund projects that promote healthy eating and physical activity among Cambridge kids and teens. Let’s Move Cambridge is based at the Cambridge Public Health Department.
“This is great opportunity for Cambridge organizations to be creative in ways to engage children and families in healthy eating and physical activity,” said Claude-Alix Jacob, the city’s Chief Public Health Officer and Director of the Cambridge Public Health Department.
The Let’s Move Mini Grants are a partnership between the Healthy Children Task Force, Let’s Move Cambridge, the city’s newly established Food and Fitness Policy Council, and the Cambridge Public Schools’ Green Schools Initiative. Five mini grants for $500 each will be awarded to local non profit organizations that serve children. An informational session will be held on Monday, March 12, from 1-2 p.m., at at the Windsor Street Health Center, 119 Windsor St., Cambridge. Applications are available at www.cambridgepublichealth.org. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 30.
See more about this initiaitve on the Cambridge Public Health Dept. Website.