youth fitness

ING Run For Something Better® Grant Program Now Open

Grants for school running programs increased to $3,500 per school
Press Release

December 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ - During 2014, ING U.S. is giving schools nationwide a unique opportunity to help students discover a passion for running and living a healthy lifestyle through its ING Run For Something Better School Awards.  In partnership with the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), ING U.S. will provide a minimum of 60 grants of $3,500 each, representing a 40 percent increase from those awarded during the 2013 cycle.  The grant process is now open at

Improving Youth Fitness and Nutrition


A Taste of General Mills

General Mills has been at the forefront of encouraging active lifestyles for decades. In my role as Program Officer for the General Mills Foundation’s Hunger and Nutrition Wellness grant making, I was well aware of this fact.

What I did not know was that the company’s legacy of enhancing youth nutrition and fitness dates back nearly 60 years.

Focus on Childhood Obesity Takes Center Stage at ING KiDS ROCK LA

Press Release
  • 1,500 local kids participate in youth fitness program
  • Former Lakers great AC Green, WNBA legend Ruthie Bolton and Sparky, the LA Sparks mascot, join ESPN’s Bonnie Bernstein and celebrity chef Antonia Lofaso to celebrate runners


ING KiDS ROCK Gets Kids Running in Dallas

What does Dallas have to offer besides Tony Romo and the Cowboys?

Screaming kids and a pop-punk rock alternative music group set the stage for ING Kids Rock Dallas on Saturday, March 24, at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. Nearly 800 kids in grades K–7 became “marathon finishers,” completing a cumulative marathon training program of 25.2 miles in the weeks leading up to race day. On race day, the kids felt a huge sense of accomplishment as they crossed the finish line. They received a medal, T-shirt and goodie bag.

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