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Apply for Grants to Help Combat Childhood Obesity by Oct. 22

One-third of American children are considered overweight or obese. More than half have at least one cardiovascular risk factor, and childhood obesity often leads to adult obesity, causing continued health issues.

To help improve children's health, UnitedHealthcare and AmeriChoice, two UnitedHealth Group businesses, have joined together in partnership with Youth Service America (YSA) to create UnitedHealth HEROES. UnitedHealth HEROES awards grants up to $1,000 to schools and youth-focused community organizations for projects that children develop for their peers to combat obesity. Apply for a grant online by Oct. 22.