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2009 Healthy Active Living Chapter Grants Awarded

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is pleased to announce that five AAP Chapters were awarded Healthy Active Living (HAL) Grants of $20,000 on April 6, 2010 through the generous support of MetLife Foundation. These chapters were charged with developing innovative programs and approaches to support Healthy Active Living for families and work with a coalition of health care professionals, parents, public health, scientific, community, and/or media organizations.

.The goal of the 2009 AAP Healthy Active Living Grant Program is for Chapters to 1) increase understanding among parents and/or the broader community regarding the AAP recommendations for obesity prevention specifically around age-appropriate beverages and/or 2) increase access to and/or consumption of age-appropriate beverages. Although the age range may be broader, the proposed programs must include a focus on children birth to 5 years.

.The five chapters who were selected were New York 1, New Jersey, Oregon, Maine, and Kansas.
Successful applicants had sophisticated project plans with plans for sustainability.

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