Healthy Community Action Teams (HCAT)

Grants allowing community organizations to implement identified promising practices in childhood-obesity prevention

HCAT grants allow community organizations to implement identified promising practices in childhood-obesity prevention suggested by the national Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  HCAT grantees implement a variety of CDC-suggested strategies for childhood obesity prevention, such as working with or establishing farmers’ markets to increase community access to fresh produce; increasing physical activity in children enrolled in after-school programs; creating and maintaining community gardens; and establishing safe neighborhood playgrounds.

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