Eat Smart, Move More Community Grants: Increasing Healthy Living in North Carolina Communities
The Eat Smart, Move More Community Grants Program supported local health departments in North Carolina in their efforts to develop community-based interventions that encourage, promote and facilitate physical activity and healthy eating. The purpose of the program was to provide funding to local communities to implement strategies that advance the goals and objectives of North Carolina's Obesity Prevention Plan. Through Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the North Carolina Division of Public Health successfully administered over 199 community grants. The grants resulted in 320 partnerships, policy and environmental changes including seven facilities or pieces of equipment supporting breastfeeding, 45 additions to recreational facilities or equipment, 13 new gardens and three stairwell enhancements to make healthy eating and physical activity easier for North Carolinians.
The stories below highlight the work done in the last round of funding.