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Grant Opportunity: The Smart from the Start Awards

Smart from the Start Awards are an incredible opportunity for preschool teachers, and the grant competition is now open.

Grant Overview: The Smart from the Start Awards are designed to encourage preschool teachers to create practical, long-term improvements in nutrition and physical activity at their preschool. By the end of this school year, Smart from the Start will have awarded almost 50 grants helping families, community members, students, and faculty make life-changing decisions for a healthier lifestyle.

Award Goals: The Smart from the Star Awards are designed to reward preschool teachers who:

  • Identify and improve authentic nutrition and physical activity needs at their preschool.
  • Set an Energy Balance Goal and create an action plan to meet their goal.
  • Encourage involvement from school and community stakeholders.
  • Utilize their creativity.

Deadline: The deadline for applications is Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 8pm EST.

Awards: The Grand Prize is a $20,000 grant for the preschool as well as a prize pack of books. 10 runners up will receive a $2,500 grant and a prize pack of books.

Who is Eligible: Residents who are 21 years of age and older who are employed at an early childhood education center, Head Start Center, or elementary school in the United States that offers a Pre-K program are eligible.

Where Can I Get More Information: Visit the website for complete details on the program and to get started.

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