About Growing Healthy Kids
Growing Healthy Kids is a grant funded program supported by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). As a 5-year program, Growing Healthy Kids ultimately strives to reduce childhood obesity within Lincoln, Nebraska by collaborating with community members including schools, Community Learning Centers, parents, teachers, faith-based organizations, health care providers, and community leaders.
For the past 10 years, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Nutrition Education Program has provided school enrichment kits to schools within the Lincoln Public School District (LPS) that have more than 50% of the students receiving free or reduced priced meals. The AFRI grant has enabled the expansion of school enrichment kits to K-2 classrooms within LPS that have less than 50% of their students receiving free or reduced lunch. This means every K-2 classroom within LPS is now receiving nutrition education!
Does your school qualify?
YES! Growing Healthy Kids provides FREE nutrition education to non-Title I Lincoln Public Schools K-2 classrooms where less than 50% of the students receive free or reduced priced meals. Please fill out the form below to request a kit!
NO! Lincoln Public Schools where more than 50% of the students receive free or reduced priced meals. Please contact Kristen Neth (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lisa Connot (email@example.com) at the Lancaster County Extension office for further information.