The General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids Program recently awarded a half-million dollars in grants to 50 community-based organizations across the U.S. with unique programs focused on youth nutrition and fitness.  Each of the non-profits, schools or other organizations received a $10,000 grant for programs that incorporate a fitness and nutrition component, and operate with the guidance of a dietetic professional. Grant recipients this year traveled to General Mills corporate headquarters in Minneapolis for a two-day workshop to share and learn best practices for operating their programs.  The Champions for Healthy Kids initiative is a partnership of the General Mills Foundation, the American Dietetic Association Foundation (ADAF) and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness. Since 2002, General Mills has invested more than $11 million in overall youth nutrition and fitness programs that have served more than 2 million children nationwide.

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