GARDEN BASED NUTRITION GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Northwoods LEAN (Linking Education, Activity and Nutrition) is a chronic disease prevention and management coalition dedicated to improving the health of residents in Oneida and Vilas Counties through physical activity and nutrition.
This year the coalition will be accepting grant applications for schools, afterschool programs, and summer programs that serve students in Oneida and Vilas County. Acceptable activities to apply for include fresh fruit and vegetable taste testing, growing plants, starting a garden, and other activities that support increasing fresh fruit or vegetable access or increasing awareness of where food comes from. These programs are designed to give students a hands-on learning opportunity to improve their knowledge of nutrition and food preference. In addition, gardening helps students strengthen their academic, personal, and social skills.
Applicants will have the opportunity to determine how they would like to incorporate a garden based nutrition program, and whether it will be a small scale or large scale project. A small scale project will be anything that requires $500 or less to complete. A large scale project will be anything that requires more than $500 but less than $1,500 to complete.
The grant will be open from March 1 – March 31, 2015. Applicants will be notified of their status on April 15, 2015. The project period will then run from April 15, 2015 – December 31, 2015.
Application materials and resources can be found online at www.northwoodslean.org under the “What’s New” tab or can be obtained through the assistant coalition coordinator, Maria Skubal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-369-6110