$10,000 in Nutrition Education Grants Offered by Consumer Wellness Center
Tucson, AZ (September 20, 2010) Tucson, AZ - The Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting nutrition as a way to prevent disease and enhance human health and longevity, is announcing its third annual Nutritional Education Grant Program. In order to help further the cause of improved health through good nutrition, the program is offering ten $1,000 grant awards this year to people and organizations dedicated to making a positive impact in their local communities and schools.
"We are thrilled to be able to offer a new round of grants this year to fund truly beneficial programs that are improving health and quality of life around the world," said Mike Adams, editor-in-chief of NaturalNews.com and executive director of CWC.
The program's award funds are used to support cooking classes, taste-testing events for children, community gardens and other local outreach programs, all with the intent of increasing awareness about the importance of good nutrition and teaching people how to eat well.
"We spend nearly 100 percent of our received donations on programs, and no money whatsoever is spent on salaries," Adams added, noting that some non-profits spend as little as five percent of their donations on their causes, with the other 95 percent used to cover administrative costs.
Highlights from 2009
For the second year in a row, CWC awarded Dr. Sanjeev Rastogi, M.D., from The Body and Mind Clinic and Research Center at Vatsala Hospital in Tulsi Das marg Lucknow, India, with a $1,000 grant. Dr. Rastogi and his team successfully used their 2008 grant to train 50 low-income, expectant mothers in proper nutrition. And in 2009, the Center built upon its previous successes by using its grant money to expand the education program into other rural communities around India.
The Corvallis Environmental Center (CEC) in Corvallis, Ore., also received a second grant award from CWC in 2009 for its highly successful Farm to School program that teaches children about the importance of eating locally-grown produce as part of a healthy diet. The Center used its 2008 award to expand a pilot program that let school children taste-test various local produce, launching the program into all eight schools in the Corvallis School District. The Center used its 2009 grant money to purchase the food and supplies it needs to keep the program going strong.
Neshaminy School District in Neshaminy, Penn., used its 2009 grant money to launch an elective class in nutrition designed to teach students how to improve their health by incorporating nutritionally-rich foods into their diets. The class combines nutrition education and food science theory to teach students practical, hands-on ways to prepare healthy, fresh meals, as well as how best to prepare them in order to obtain maximum nutritional benefit. More than 125 students enrolled last year in the previously unapproved class, thanks to the grant money.
More success stories from both 2008 and 2009 can be found at: http://www.consumerwellness.org.
Apply for a 2010 grant by October 18
CWC is thrilled by the amazing achievements of committed and loyal participants in the program from years past, and is excited to see the many new and creative ideas this year's applicants have to offer. CWC is currently accepting grant proposals for the 2010 Nutritional Education Grant Program at the following link: http://www.consumerwellness.org/NutritionalGrantProgram.html. The deadline to apply is October 18, 2010, and all grant recipients will be announced on December 1, 2010.
Funding for CWC's Nutritional Education Grant Program has been provided by donations from the Global Healing Center (http://www.GlobalHealingCenter.com), Buku Superfood (http://www.BokuSuperfood), Health Products Distributors, Inc. (http://www.IntegratedHealth.com), Magnetic Clay Baths (http://www.MagneticClay.com), The Raw Food World (http://www.therawfoodworld.com), Elements for Life, The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (http://www.cfsoaz.org/cfsa), and ScaleWatcher (http://www.scalewatcher.com).
Additional funds have been raised by NaturalNews' involvement with Moxxor, a direct sales company offering a potent marine omega-3 supplement combined with an income opportunity. Mike Adams has donated 50 percent of his net proceeds from Moxxor to help fund health freedom and health education programs, including the Nutritional Grant Education Program from CWC.
Learn more about the CWC Nutritional Grant Education Program at: http://www.ConsumerWellness.org/NutritionalGrantProgram.html.
About Consumer Wellness Center
The Consumer Wellness Center (http://www.ConsumerWellness.org) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit focused on educational initiatives that empower consumers with knowledge and wisdom on disease prevention, nutrition, peak mental and physical health and natural health modalities. The center sells no vitamins, supplements, foods or medical products, and earns no commissions from the sale of such products.
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