Findlay Receives Grant To Combat Child Obesity

01/30/19 – 11:30 A.M.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors awarded Findlay a $100,000 grant for the city’s Keep Active, Keep Healthy program. The grant was awarded as part of the organization’s Childhood Obesity Prevention Award Program. A release from the mayor’s office said that the money will be used to increase access to physical activities for children. It will also expand the Keep Active, Keep Healthy program to be available throughout the year, not just summertime.
Findlay was eligible for the grant through former mayor Lydia Mihalik’s involvement with the U.S. Conference of Mayors. A panel of judges looked at applications for the grants. They based their decision on the program’s innovation, creativity, replicability, and potential impact.