The U.S. Department of Education awarded 60 grants totaling nearly $32 million to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) under the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP). Funding is intended to assist these entities with initiating, expanding, or enhancing physical education and nutrition education programs, including after-school programs, for students in grade K-12. PEP grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting their state standards for physical education. In addition, these programs must undertake 1-instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition, and 2-physical fitness activities.
Iredell-Statesville Schools is pleased to announce that they were awarded 1.8 million over the next three years to expand the successful "Interactive Health" program implemented currently at Brawley Middle School to all I-SS middle schools and selected elementary schools. The program will be called FITNESS: Flexible Integration of Techniques in Nutrition and Exercise for Student Success.
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