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SoCal McDonald's Introduces School Health Grants Program

May 5, 2013

Southern California McDonald's restaurants announced their inaugural School Health Grants program, an initiative aimed at making a difference in the health of children throughout Southern California communities.

According to a release, McDonald's is offering five $5,000 school health grants to schools within the Southern California counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura.

"Southern California McDonald's hopes to promote lasting lifestyle changes through our School Health Grants program," said Michael Mangione, McDonald's owner/operator and president of the McDonald's Operators' Association of Southern California. "This is just one example of our continuing commitment of encouraging healthy behavior and practices in our local community."

Recipients will be selected by a committee consisting of registered dietitians, health professionals, and local McDonald's owner/operators.

The application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, May 15. Grant funds will be available for use during the 2013-2014 school year. For complete guidelines and an application, contact grant coordinator Ashley Loar at ashley.loar@porternovelli.com.

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