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Pine Point project awarded $10,000 grant

Pine Point Farm to School Project is one of 25 programs across the state to receive a $10,000 General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids grant, which supports innovative, community-based programs that help young people living healthy, active lifestyles.

The grants, which total $250,000 nationwide, are supported by the General Mills Foundation and the American Dietetic Association Foundation, in partnership with the President's Challenge.

The Pine Point Farm to School Project, operated by the White Earth Land Recovery Project, is an initiative that integrates issues of health, education and food.

The goal of the program is to combat obesity and diabetes by providing nutritional education and physical activity through the Farm-to-School program, community gardening and building overall community awareness of healthy and active lifestyles.