Grants available to fight youth obesity |

Grants available to fight youth obesity

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

CENTENNIAL, Colorado – Youth Service America and UnitedHealthcare are calling for applications 2012 UnitedHealth HEROES grants. To obtain an application, visit Applications must be submitted online before midnight, Oct. 17, 2011. Grant recipients will be notified in December and January.

During the most recent grant cycle, UnitedHealthcare awarded $2,000 in grants to four Colorado-based youth-led organizations.

The grant program is a health literacy initiative designed to encourage young people, working with educators and youth leaders, to create and implement local hands-on programs to fight childhood obesity. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded.

A list of previous grant winners is available at

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