Halifax County Smart Start Students Play Their Way Toward Improved Health

In 2015, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust awarded the Halifax-Warren SmartStart a three-year, $334,871 grant to increase access to natural outdoor learning spaces for low income children from birth to five in Halifax County.

That was followed by a second three-year grant of $715,654 in 2018 for continuation of this “nutrition and physical activity program delivered through childcare centers in Halifax County,” with the goal of reducing childhood obesity. It included funding for participation in Go NAPSAC (Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Childcare) and consultation and design services from the NLI.

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