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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.

Brunswick County Playground Creates Community

Cabarrus County Produces Fresh Food for its Citizens

Catawba County Uses Resources to Address Food Deserts

Cleveland County Establishes School-Church Partnerships for Healthy Living

Gaston County Engages its Residents to Increase Healthy Eating

Henderson County Revitalizes Low-Resource District

Jackson County Develops Community Garden

Orange County Supports Healthy Eating for Community

Rowan County Sees More Access to Sidewalks and Play Structures

Yancey County Increases Supply of Locally Grown Produce

Previous Eat Smart, Move More Community Grants

The links below provide an overview that describes how funded counties used the grants in previous years.

Funded Counties 2012-2013

Funded Counties 2011-2012

Funded Counties 2010-2011

Funded Counties 2009-2010

Funded Counties 2008-2009

Funded Counties 2007-2008

Funded Counties 2006-2007

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