John P. Parker School Awarded Grant to Enhance Nutrition and Fitness


The Ohio Department of Education awarded John P. Parker School a HealthierOhio School Challenge Team Nutrition mini-grant of $11,500 for the 2011-12 school year. Parker was one of only 20 schools in the state to receive the grant.

The funds will support the implementation of school activities to create a healthy nutrition and physical activity climate as follows:

  • $10,000 will be used to contract with a coordinator who will oversee the mini-grant activities
  • $1,000 will be used to contract with a chef or food service professional to assist in menu planning and recipe creation
  • $500 will be used for nutrition education materials and garden supplies to support grant activities

Congratulations to John P. Parker School.