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Thank You Speedway Children’s Charities

Thank You Speedway Children’s Charities for recognizing the importance of nutrition education. For a second year, the grant committee believed in our mission and helped fund our program with a $5,000 grant.

Childhood and adolescence are critical periods for the development of good health practices. Many health behaviors established in childhood persist into adulthood. Because many chronic diseases are attributable to poor diet, physical inactivity and weight, it is essential to start good health practices as early as possible.

Our Pick a Better Snack program is a full school year nutrition education course that includes wellness, physical activities, taught at Title 1 (at-risk) schools to third-grade students in Clark County, Nevada. Nearly 4,000 children receive this program each year delivered through University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension registered dietitian educators.

The grant supports program supplies for children such as My Plate activity pages, food samples and monthly lesson take-home tips and facts, and much more.

We’re doing a victory lap because they choose to believe in our race to create healthy kids.

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