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Berkeley Faculty Receives Safeway Foundation Grant to Help Combat Childhood Obesity

In an effort to tackle childhood obesity, the Safeway Foundation recently awarded the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health a grant to promote research aimed at bridging health care facilities and the community. The School will use its grant of $71,000 to launch a referral system to guide at-risk children to health resources, such as sports clubs, in San Francisco. The money is part of a more than $3 million initiative by the foundation and its partners to help launch grass-roots projects that jumpstart physical exercise and health-consciousness efforts among children.