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Matching Support for Musical Instrument Purchases

From our friends at GrantStation

Matching Support for Musical Instrument Purchases
Classics for Kids Foundation
The mission of the Classics for Kids Foundation is to empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high quality instruments. The Foundation offers matching grants to K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States to help purchase stringed instruments. Grants will not exceed 50% of total instrument cost. Requests are reviewed quarterly; the upcoming application deadline is September 30, 2015. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the grant program.

Health Education Projects Funded

From our friends at GrantStation

Health Education Projects Funded
AMA Foundation: Healthy Living Grant Program
The Healthy Living Grant Program, an initiative of the AMA Foundation, supports health education programs to develop school and community-based solutions to behavioral health challenges. In 2015, grants will be awarded in the following categories: The Youth-Focused Prescription Medication Safety category supports projects that provide awareness programs about the dangers of prescription drug abuse for at-risk children and youth ages two to 21. The Cancer Prevention Education category supports projects that focus on awareness and education for underserved populations about preventing a specific type of cancer. Funded projects in both categories must involve a partnership with a medical organization. The application deadline is September 11, 2015. Application guidelines and forms are available on the Foundation’s website under “Grantseekers.”

 

Our New 2015-16 Nutrition & Healthy Living Catalog is Here!

Learning ZoneXpress Nutrition & Healthy Living CatalogOur NEW 2015-16 Nutrition & Healthy Living Catalog is now available. This new edition features many new and bestselling nutrition resources used by nutrition professionals worldwide. Here is what one of our catalog recipients had to say about this new catalog:

Love this catalog! Love this company! It’s like when the kids used to get the Toys R Us Christmas catalog in the mail but for me, better, lol! Great resources in here for nutrition education and health & wellness from preschool to college. Starting to plan my school year! Thank you Learning ZoneXpress!!!  -Dolly, California

The 2015-16 catalog introduces our new Nutrition Education Cards, many new posters, banners and handouts, WIC inspired resources, plus much more!

Our customers’ efforts to promote nutrition and healthy living really do make a difference and we are committed to supporting your efforts with timely and practical nutrition education resources. You can also count on Learning ZoneXpress to be the first for creative support materials for upcoming changes to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in late 2015.

If you didn’t receive our nutrition catalog and would like one, request a FREE copy here: https://www.learningzonexpress.com/CatalogRequest.aspx  or check out our digital version here:  http://issuu.com/learningzonexpress/docs/lzxnutrition2015/1

Secretary Vilsack Proclaims August 2-8 National Farmers Market Week

What a great way to spend one of the precious last days of summer – celebrating good nutrition at a Farmers Market…

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared Aug. 2 through 8, 2015, as “National Farmers Market Week.” The declaration was made official by proclamation signed by Secretary Vilsack. This year marks the 16th annual National Farmers Market Week in honor of the important role that farmers markets play in local economies. Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate thousands of our nation’s farmers markets, the farmers and ranchers who make them possible and the communities that host them.

“National Farmers Market Week is a great opportunity for farmers markets across the country to host special events to showcase all the tremendous services they provide,” said Secretary Vilsack. “Farmers markets play a key role in developing local and regional food systems that support farmers and help grow rural economies. They bring communities together, connecting cities with the farms and providing Americans with fresh, healthy food.”

Throughout the week, USDA officials will celebrate at farmers market locations across the country. On Saturday, Aug. 1, Anne Alonzo, the Administrator of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) – which conducts research, provides technical assistance, and awards grants to support farmers markets – will kick off the week at the Santa Fe Farmers Market in New Mexico. The Santa Fe Farmers Market is the oldest in New Mexico and is ranked as one of the top ten farmers markets nationwide.

Farmers markets provide consumers with fresh, affordable, convenient, and healthy products from local producers. With support from USDA, more farmers markets offer customers the opportunity to make purchases with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; the Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program; and the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs.

Supporting farmers markets is a part of the USDA’s Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Initiative, which coordinates the Department’s policy, resources, and outreach efforts related to local and regional food systems. Secretary Vilsack has identified strengthening local food systems as one of the Four Pillars of Agriculture and Rural Economic Development.

July Summer Sale….All Tri-Fold Brochure Sets Only $12!

Our third Learning ZoneXpress Summer Sale starts today through Tuesday, July 14th!   For ONE WEEK ONLY all Tri-Fold Brochure sets are on sale for only $12 each! Now is the time to stock up and save with savings of over 25% off!

 

We offer a fantastic variety of over 30 titles featuring topics on: USDA MyPlate, healthy nutrition, breastfeeding and expecting moms, healthy relationships, plus much more.

Don’t miss out on these great savings…”Learning ZoneXpress Summer Sale”…now through July 14th, 2015….all Tri-Fold Brochure sets for only $12 each!

Visit Learning ZoneXpress to see all of our Tri-Fold’s available!

*Purchase order paperwork must be received by July 14th. All orders with sale items will be shipped complete. Based on demand, orders may take up to 3 weeks for delivery