Texas School Funding for Childhood Obesity Battle

State Joins Fight Against Child Obesity

San Antonio Business Journal, July 24, 2007
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is releasing $20 million from the state's coffers to help public and charter schools fight childhood obesity. The new Texas Fitness Now grant program will support in-school physical education, nutrition and fitness programs for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades.
The grant program will be available over the next two years. The program will be open to schools with a student enrollment that is at least 75 percent economically disadvantaged. Some 700 schools throughout the state will be eligible to apply for grants. More...

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