From time to time I’m going to post information about grants that are related to obesity, children and schools, and walking and physical activity. In most cases, this would not be something we’d seek ourselves (we’re not a non-profit), but I would think our community might like to know about these, and we’d be more than happy to work with any grant-recipients, of course, in realizing the grants.

This looks like a good one.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Active Living Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

The purpose of the grant is to support research to inform policy and environmental strategies for increasing physical activity among children and adolescents, decreasing their sedentary behaviors and preventing obesity. The program places emphasis on reaching children and youths who are at highest risk for obesity: Black, Latino, American Indian and Asian/Pacific Islander children, as well as children who live in under-resourced and lower-income communities.

A total of up to $1.5 million will be awarded. The maximum award for a single grant is $150,000. Preference will be given to applicants who are either public entities or 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.

Deadline: July 1, 2010

Please contact the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for more information and to apply to this funding:

Via The Center for Healthcare in the Schools