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Funded Counties 2008-2009

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Buncombe County: Buncombe Safe Routes, Safe Rides will expand Safe Routes to Schools efforts in West Asheville schools and support development of after-school programs and the Erwin Middle School Bicycle Club by providing resources and infrastructure for k-8 bicycle and pedestrian education emphasizing skill development, safety, and a lifelong passion for bicycling.

Carteret County Health Department in collaboration with County Parks and Recreation and other community partners will develop a 1.5 mile walking trail equipped with outdoor fitness stations. This trail will be developed at Newport Middle School and is part of a dual-use, community-school park project.

Chatham County: Playground Kids Growing Healthy in Goldston is an intervention designed to prevent overweight and obesity in children ages zero to five in Goldston North Carolina. An age appropriate playground area for children will be constructed. Families with young children will improve their healthy eating habits through healthy eating classes.

Davidson County Health Department and Thomasville Parks and Recreation Department are collaborating on a project for the city of Thomasville - self-guided walking paths. This project will promote and encourage physical activity and better cardiovascular health through environmental changes -- offering and promoting safe, accessible walking trails for Thomasville residents and visitors.

Durham County: The Seasons Project will work with existing African American faith-based partner organizations in Durham to improve nutrition and increase physical activity through gardening. Operation Frontline will conduct a curriculum of six food preparation and nutrition classes. The County Horticulturist and SEEDS Program will assist participants develop and maintain container gardens.

Granville and Vance Counties WoW! Coalition will join with both county governments to promote the Eat Smart Move More NC message across the counties through mini-grants and annual ESMM Vance and Granville County awards that recognize organizational policy, environmental and interpersonal change activities.

Lee County Health Department and N.C. Cooperative Extension will collaborate with the Lee County School System to provide the Eat Smart, Move More program to seven hundred 5th grade students, promoting healthy eating and physical activity, growing vegetables in container gardens and participating in a Community Garden project.

Wake County Human Services will partner with Raleigh Parks and Recreation to construct a playground for children with disabilities. The purpose of the Eat Smart Move More Let's Play Project is to increase physical activity levels of children with disabilities. The playground will be located in northeast Raleigh.

Warren County Eat Smart, Move More Nurturing Parenting Program will be designed to encourage parents to increase healthy eating and physical activity into the home. This program will be sponsored by Warren County Health Department, Warren Family Institute, Warren County Cooperative Extension, and the Fitness and Nutrition Committee of Healthy Carolinians of Warren County Partnership (HCWC).

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