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$4K awarded to Ariz. to fight childhood obesity

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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:00 am

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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