Published: September 9, 2012

At a glance

Federal Grants total $27 million

The U.S. Department of Education in July awarded 56 grants nationwide totaling $27 million to school districts and community organizations that plan to implement comprehensive physical fitness and nutrition programs through the Carol M. White Physical Education Program. Since the program began in 2001, more than $620 million has been awarded to expand and improve physical and nutrition education programs.

Programs must offer instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition, and the grant supports instruction in motor skills that support a lifelong healthy lifestyle, as well as professional development for physical education teachers

Newcastle Public Schools was awarded $644,711. The Ada Boys and Girls Club was awarded $202,748.

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