KC Healthy Kids receives grant to fight childhood obesity
An initiative to curb childhood obesity will begin in the Argentine neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas, and the Ivanhoe neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri.
KC Healthy Kids has been awarded a $360,000 grant as part of the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities effort from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The money will be used to help improve access to affordable, healthy food and find new opportunities for physical activity for children in both neighborhoods.
“This grant will help empower our community to prevent childhood obesity,” said Gretchen Kunkel, president of KC Healthy Kids. “Kansas City has the capacity to make changes today that will improve
the lives of our children well into adulthood. All of us will benefit
from a healthier, more active community.”