American Diabetes Association

Contact Information

1160 US Highway 22
Ste 103
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 - 2931
(732) 469-7979 3510
FY 2017 AmeriCorps State and Territory Commission

Executive Summary

The American Diabetes Association proposes to have (12) AmeriCorps members who will assist with the planning and implementation of a "Healthy Kids, Healthy Families" project in three targeted communities, Camden , NJ, Atlantic City, NJ, and Bridgeton, NJ. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for promoting an increased knowledge about nutrition, the importance of physical activity and the importance of linking to supportive community resources that support healthy choices. Healthy Kids, Healthy Families will focus on the CNCS areas of Measure H6 (Number of youth receiving nutrition education with the purpose of reducing childhood obesity), Measure H5 (Number of youth engaged in after-school physical education activities with the purpose of reducing childhood obesity). The CNCS investment of $142,988 will be matched with $103,036 of support from the American Diabetes Association, representing 42% of the total.

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