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SLO County Community Foundation awards CAPSLO grant funding

Posted: Thursday, Jun 17th, 2010

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Inc. [CAPSLO] recently received a $5,000 grant from the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation [SLOCCF].

This grant will be used toward the I Am Moving, I am Learning Program. Head Start recently began an innovative and effective approach to obesity prevention called "I Am Moving, I am Learning"(IMIL).

The program offers a framework that staff can use to integrate obesity prevention activities into their daily practices. The goals of IM/IL are to increase the quantity of time children spend in moderate to vigorous physical activity each day, improve the quality of structured movement activities facilitated by teachers and promote healthy food choices among children every day.

The San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation (SLOCCF) has identified obesity prevention as a critical local preventative health issue. Through its Healthy Eating Active Living Initiative the Community Foundation will be strategically funding programs and activities that will ensure that all children in SLO County will be healthier through healthful eating and regular physical activity.

In only 10 years, the SLOCCF has given out more that $14 million in grants to assist nonprofit agencies. For more information on the SLOCCF or any funds, call 543-2323 or log onto www.sloccf.

CAPSLO is a private, nonprofit Community Action Agency serving San Luis Obispo County since 1965. CAPSLO's mission is to provide a comprehensive array of community-based programs that meet the needs of the county's poorest individuals and families, advocate for the needs of low-income people and influence institutional change. Call 544-4355 or log onto www.capslo.org.

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