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Paso del Norte Health Foundation Awards New Grants to Support Healthy Eating and Active Living

  Tuesday, 01 Nov 2016

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 10 grants totaling more than $1.2 million under the Healthy Eating and Active Living Priority Area – HEAL Initiative. The purpose of the HEAL initiative is to make healthy eating and active living the easy choice for youth and their families.

Funded organizations are:

Border Partners - $62,700.00 Healthy Eating and Active Living in the Border Region of Luna County, New Mexico and Palomas, Chihuahua To offer promotora-led nutrition classes, home gardening instruction, and lead community efforts to update recreational facilities for physical activity for 1,400 children and their families in Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Centro de Asesoria y Promocion Juvenil, A.C. (CASA) - $129,800.00 Build healthy children, families and communities To increase fruit and vegetable intake by meal provision, nutrition education, and creating home gardens. Also to provide opportunities for physical activity for disadvantaged adolescents and adults across five CASA community centers in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico over the next 12 months.

Ciudadanos Comprometidos con la Paz, A.C. - $146,179.00 Healthy Movement To provide meals and teach portion control and preparation of healthy foods. Also to offer physical activities for 200 children ages 6-16 across five community centers in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico - $118,918.00 Early Child Nutrition Education Program
To increase fruit and vegetable consumption among children ages 3-5 years by use of the HOP'N Home curriculum in child care centers in Doña Ana County, New Mexico.

La Semilla Food Center - $192,776.10 Edible Education
To use a three-tiered teacher-training model to provide school garden and nutrition education programming to schools in Doña Ana County, New Mexico and El Paso County, Texas.

Las Cruces Public Schools - $280,927.00 Las Cruces Public Schools Healthy and Fit Project To adapt and pilot test, health and physical education components into the curricula and initiate staff wellness programs at schools in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

New Mexico State University Foundation, Inc. - $74,573.40 Aggie Play To offer college-age female athletes community service hours to teach elementary girls the benefit of an active lifestyle, while engaging in physical activity in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Texans Care for Children - $25,000.00 General Support Grant in Support of Children's Health and Policy and Advocacy Program To help Texans Care for Children strengthen statewide Texas obesity and healthy living policy initiatives through policy analysis, advocacy, collaboration, and strategic communication.

The FEMAP Foundation - $130,000.00 Children’s Nutritional Assessment and Care
To increase fruit and vegetable intake by meal provision and nutrition education. Also to provide opportunities for physical activity for 500 disadvantaged children in after-school programs across five elementary schools in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

Ysleta Independent School District - $80,000.00 Full CATCH
To use the CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) program as a comprehensive approach to school health in 23 elementary schools, in El Paso, Texas.

For more information on these grants, call Michael Kelly, Vice President of Programs at 915-544-7636 or mkelly@pdnhf.org.