Newman’s Own $1m Nutrition Grants Announced
Thursday, 20th November 2014 at 10:25 am
A food van in the Spencer Gulf and a nutrition program for Very Special Kids are just two of the 22 Not for Profit projects awarded grants by the Newman’s Own Foundation as part of its USD $1million commitment to support nutrition in Australia.
The Foundation says nutrition is one of its four global funding focus areas, with emphasis on providing fresh food access and nutrition education.
Newman’s Own Foundation Australian advisor, Dimity Pinto, said the Foundation received a huge number of applications this year and the selection process for the organisations to share in the $1million of grants was extremely challenging.
“The charities that were finally selected demonstrated effective and innovative approaches to the broad and often complex issues surrounding nutrition,” Pinto said.
“It became clear that better nutrition is an extremely important in Australia and that charities see education at the core of the issue.”
The charitable projects include the provision of nutritious food for indigenous, refugee and other marginalised populations, understanding how nutrition can play a vital role in disease management and the need for nutrition education in the schoolyard and beyond.
“There are many nutritional challenges across the country, and we’re pleased with the response from charitable organisations around Australia,” Robert Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation said.
“We were very impressed with the innovative approaches being employed to improve nutritional outcomes, especially in the areas of providing nutrition education and access to nutritious foods in disadvantaged communities.”
Including this year’s funding, Newman’s Own Foundation has given over $20 million to Australian charities since 1983.
2014 Grant Recipients
Australian Nutrition Foundation (QLD DIV) – I’ll Have a Rainbow for Dinner for a Health Me’ Program
Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation – Mission Nutrition Program
Bridgewater Police and Citizens Youth Club – Nutri-Tools
Brite Services – Garden Kitchen and Sustainable Gardening Program
Communities@Work – Yellow Vane and Care&Share
Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia. – CF Food
Diabetes ACT – Does Your Trolley Measure Up? Program
Fair Game – Healthy Bellies
FareShare – Customised catering service
Foodbank Northern Territory – School Breakfast Pilot
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal – Fresh Food for Rural, Regional and Remote Australia Program
Gunawirra – Big Ideas Nutrition Program
Multiple Sclerosis Limited – Eat Well and Live Well with MS Program
Ohana For Youth – HEART
Port Kembla Community Project – Green Connect – Growing Change
Save the Children Australia – Breakfast Program
SecondBite – Fresh Nutrition Education
St Vincent de Paul Society in South Australia – Fred’s Van Spencer Gulf
The Good Foundation – Jamie’s Ministry of Food Indigenous Pilot Program
The Social Studio – Healthy Habits
Very Special Kids – Food Provision Program
Victorian YMCA – Health Choices Program
To carry on US actor Paul Newman’s philanthropic legacy, Newman’s Own Foundation turns all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own products into charitable donations. Visit www.newmansownfoundation.org or www.paulnewmansown.com.au.