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USDA Grants Help Kansas Take Aim At Obesity

posted on November 4, 2011

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) - Kansas is taking aim at childhood obesity with new grants totally nearly $350,000.

The state Education Department says the money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be used to promote healthy eating and exercise habits among school children.

About $50,000 will be used to help schools apply for the HealthierUS School Challenge. The challenge is part of first lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Program, which aims to improve the health of the nation's children by promoting healthier school environments.

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