Healthy Habits Grant Helps Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago

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Chicago youth are getting hands-on experience through the Healthy Habits program that will help them learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and well-being. Youth from Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago will participate in Triple Play℠, which is a national program offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of America that educates youth and provides access to nutrition education and physical activity. Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago will use the $40,000 Tyson Foods grant to enhance existing programming and target three Clubs in high-need communities: East Garfield Park (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Club), Near West Side (James Jordan Club), and Washington Heights/West Pullman (Morgan Park Club). All three clubs serve residents who live in food deserts in communities with a high incidence of obesity. “Triple Play℠ provides fun, interactive activities that help our youth understand health and wellness and learn to make better choices that will provide them with long term benefits,” said Mike Clark, Interim President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. For more information visit

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