The Champions for Healthy Kids Grants program is a partnership between the Academy Foundation, the General Mills Foundation and the President's Challenge. Since 2002, more than $4 million has been provided by the General Mills Foundation for innovative youth nutrition and fitness programs through the Champions Grant Program. These grants help the Academy Foundation to extend the work of RDs and DTRs in their communities. Each year the Champions program awards 50 grants of $10,000 each.
In addition to the Champions for Healthy Kids Grants program, General Mills is also sponsoring the development of a new Kids Eat Right toolkit focusing on healthy family behaviors, meal planning and healthy cooking activities. The toolkit will be available for Kids Eat Right Campaign Volunteers to download and use in early 2012. To become a Kids Eat Right Campaign Volunteer, please visit www.kidseatright.org/volunteer.
General Mills is a Premier Sponsor in the Academy's corporate sponsorship program. The General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition and its staff of doctorate-and master-level scientists and registered dietitians reflect General Mills' ongoing commitment to nourishing lives. The role of the Bell Institute is to provide nutrition expertise and guidance to General Mills as well as serve as a resource for health professionals. For more information please visit www.bellinstitute.com.