Nebraska schools receive funds to improve nutrition, exercise


Nebraska schools will be getting a boost to help include more nutrition education and physical activity in classrooms.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the state of Nebraska will receive $365,000 annually, for a five-year period that started on June 30. The awarded funds will go towards implementing evidence-based strategies that include nutrition education, incorporating physical activities in classrooms and improving school’s health services with a focus on chronic conditions. Nebraska is one of 17 states across the U.S. that was awarded funding.

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer issued the following statement after the announcement:

I’m thrilled to see Nebraska schools being awarded an opportunity to improve nutrition, exercise, and health for our K – 12 students. With this grant, our state’s educators will be better equipped to deliver comprehensive health and physical education curriculums. I look forward to seeing this investment’s positive effect on our children’s health and learning.

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