Eight Wake County Agencies Receive Funding to Address Childhood Obesity

The N.C. Division of Public Health’s Physical Activity and Nutrition Branch has selected eight Wake County organizations to receive Healthy Places, Active Spaces grant funding to help local children, youth, and families eat healthier foods and get more physical activityThe John Rex Endowment awarded $480,000 to support the grants, which will last for three years, beginning in May 2011. 

Healthy Places, Active Spaces, an initiative of The Physical Activity and Nutrition Branch (PAN), is intended to increase the capacity of community organizations to implement sustainable physical activity and healthy eating opportunities for underserved children and youth in Wake County.