Health and Obesity Grants (11-15-10)

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The Aetna Foundation is awarding $5,000-250,000 to programs that address obesity among U.S. adults and children.  Grant-making in this area focuses on initiatives that create a better understanding of the root causes of the obesity epidemic.  Examples of grants they would support include projects and/or studies that identify causes of obesity and potential best practices for addressing obesity, such as:

  • Domestic food policies and their impact on individual food choices
  • The impact of our neighborhoods and the “built environment” on promoting population health and  weight loss
  • Assessments of why communities with high rates of food insecurity also are more likely to experience high rates of obesity
  • How children use recreation time
  • How school lunch and food policies impact our children



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