Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative Awarded $1 Million Grant
Funds Will Enable New Mobile Market to Start Rolling in Early 2013
The Fresh Beginnings Program, developed through Mayor-President Melvin L. “Kip” Holden’s Healthy City Initiative, has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation’s Challenge for a Healthier Louisiana Grant Program. The purpose of the funding is to support innovative partnerships that promote healthy eating and active lifestyles which are aimed at reducing the rate of obesity in Louisiana, especially among children. The Baton Rouge economy was the big winner in the recent United States Bowling Congress’ 2012 Open Championship that concluded here last month.
The Fresh Beginnings proposal...