From: Tracy Moreland, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs, 503-655-8520 1-14-14

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County announces HEAL grant recipients

Clackamas County Public Health has announced the 2014 Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) mini-grant recipients. HEAL Grants provide funding to local organizations serving Clackamas County residents for programs designed to help prevent chronic disease and encourage healthy eating and an active lifestyle.

Grants are also intended to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease, and to empower residents to take steps toward improvement of their health. In 2014, the following 10 organizations will receive $72,787 in grant funds:

  • Clackamas County Children's Commission – Provide yoga to Head Start children, families and staff to support access to physical activity that aids in the development of motor skills; $4,987
  • Food Waves – Establish on-site garden for Colton Helping Hands Food Pantry and provide gardening and nutrition education; $7,482
  • Holcomb PTA – Create ¼ mile loop trail at Holcomb Elementary School; $8,000
  • Metropolitan Family Services – Encourage healthy transition to incoming Rowe Middle School students featuring school gardening, nutrition and healthy cooking, and physical activity education; $8,000
  • Molalla Communities That Care – Install pathway and foot bridge providing safe pedestrian access to the local grocery store; $8,000
  • Molalla River Academy – Create pedestrian trail and activity stations at Dickey Prairie School to increase school student and Dickey Prairie Communities' participation in active play and physical activity; $8,000
  • Northwest Family Services – Provide nutrition, food preparation, exercise and how to sustain healthy eating habits for a lifetime to youth at Alder Creek, Kraxberger, and Gardiner Middle Schools in Milwaukie; $8,000
  • Oregon City Farmers Market – Provide kids age 5-12 cooking and nutritional education classes at the Saturday Oregon City Farmers Market; $4,318
  • Parrott Creek Child and Family Services – Create an organic garden for residential program for 85 high risk teen boys who live in long and short-term care; $8,000
  • Schoolyard Farms – Create outdoor kitchen and classroom and provide garden-education to Candy Lane Elementary School students; $8,000

For more information about the Healthy Eating Active Living grants program, visit www.clackamas.us/publichealth/heal.html or contact Kirsten Ingersoll of Clackamas County Health, Housing and Human Services at 503-742-5954 or at kingersoll@clackamas.us

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