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Wednesday
Feb162011

HHS Allocates $16 million to Let’s Move!

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has allocated $16 million to the Let’s Move! (www.LetsMove.gov) initiative. The funds will be used to advance activities to improve nutrition and increase physical activity to promote healthy lifestyles and reduce obesity related conditions and costs. In addition, $112 million has been dedicated to preventive health services, which includes strengthening employer participation in wellness programs. (View the complete outline of funding priorities). 

The funding is part of a larger commitment on behalf of HHS to “promote a health in all policies approach that creates environments where the healthy choice is the easy choice.”

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