Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area
Program: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) | AFRI Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area | Environmental & Resource Economics Programs | Obesity Prevention & Healthy Weight Programs | Regional Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Centers of Excellence (RNECE)
This Challenge Area focuses on the societal challenge to end obesity among children, the number one nutrition-related problem in the US. Food is an integral part of the process that leads to obesity and USDA has a unique responsibility for the food system in the United States. This program is designed to achieve the long-term outcome of reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents 2-19 years. The AFRI Childhood Obesity Prevention program supports multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants.
Who Is Eligible to Apply:
1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Other or Additional Information (See below)
More Information on Eligibility:
The list above is abbreviated. Others may be eligible to apply. Eligibility may differ based on Program Area. Please review Part III, A of the current AFRI Childhood Obesity Prevention RFA for more specific eligibility requirements. Note restrictions that apply to integrated applicants. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.
Posted Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Closing Date: Thursday, August 4, 2016
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For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.