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$4K awarded to Ariz. to fight childhood obesity

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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:00 am | Updated: 1:52 pm, Fri Mar 16, 2012.

As childhood obesity rates continue to rise dramatically, UnitedHealthcare is supporting kids' creative efforts to battle obesity through its UnitedHealth HEROES grant program. UnitedHealthcare awarded more than $4,000 in HEROES grants to in Arizona for youth-led projects that address childhood obesity.

UnitedHealth HEROES is a service-learning, health literacy initiative developed by UnitedHealthcare and Youth Service America (YSA) designed to encourage young people, working with educators and youth leaders, to create and implement hands-on programs to encourage healthy eating and healthy lifestyles.

Contact writer: (480) 898-4903 or troemhild@ahwatukee.com

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