Archive by Author

Child-Centered Garden Programs Funded

From our friends at GrantStation

Child-Centered Garden Programs Funded
KidsGardening.org: Youth Garden Grants
KidsGardening.org, a resource of the National Gardening Association (NGA), awards Youth Garden Grants to schools and community organizations throughout the United States with child-centered garden programs. Any nonprofit, school, or youth program planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of three and 18 is eligible to apply. Twenty programs will receive award packages valued at over $500. The selection of winners is based on demonstrated program impact and sustainability. The application deadline is December 1, 2015. Application guidelines and forms are available on the NGA website at KidsGardening.org.

USDA grants to support fruit and veg through SNAP

For our friends in public health. What a great way to support healthy eating!

–USDA is offering grants to support projects that increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by providing incentives at the point of purchase. Government agencies and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the implementation of the project. Deadline: 12/16/2015. Click here for funding guidelines.

Grants for school gardens – deadline November 15

OK the turn around on this one is crazy fast – but for the right school it could be a great push in the healthy direction. Good luck!

— Whole Kids Foundation is accepting applications for a school garden grant program in public, private, and charter K-12 schools. 2015 Deadline: November 15. Click here to visit the website to review funding guidelines.

Funding to diversify the book collections of pre-K-12 school

Something to pass onto your school librarians…

The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries is offering grants of up to $7,000 to update, extend, and diversify the book collections of pre-K-12 school libraries throughout the United States. Only schools where a minimum of 85 percent of the student body qualifies for the federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program are eligible to apply. Deadline: 12/14/2015. Online application information is available on the Foundation’s website here.

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month!

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; but today, that number has soared to nearly 5.4 million.

Did you know that there are lifestyle habits that can help you maintain or potentially improve your health as you age?

410110

These habits fit into four categories:

  • Physical health and exercise
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Cognitive activity
  • Social engagement

All of these healthy lifestyle habits can help keep your body and brain healthy and potentially reduce your risk of cognitive decline.

Research has suggested that combining good nutrition with mental, social and physical activities may have a greater benefit in maintaining or improving brain health than any single activity.

Embrace lifestyle habits that improve your overall health, such as exercising, consuming a nutritious diet, and staying cognitively and socially active. Science has shown that these may support brain health as well. It’s never too late, or too early to make changes to achieve a healthier lifestyle .

Get involved this month, and help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.