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NaturalNews, Consumer Wellness Center announce $10,000 Nutritional Education Grant Program to aid schoolchildren and expectant mothers

Thursday, October 08, 2009
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: nutrition, health news, Natural News

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(NaturalNews) Many of the most important health problems affecting people world-wide -- including an epidemic of obesity in children, an unprecedented rise in type 2 diabetes in youngsters, and a high preterm birth rate that is the leading cause of death in the first month of life in the U.S. -- can be prevented by sound nutrition. In order to help schools support the nutritional education of students and their families, the Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting nutrition as a way to prevent disease and enhance human health and longevity, has teamed with NaturalNews.com to sponsor a CWC Nutrition Education Grant Program totaling $10,000.

The program was initiated last year with eight $1,000 grants awarded in 2008. The results were so successful in fighting nutrition illiteracy and promoting healthful diets that the CWC and NaturalNews.com have announced an increase in the number of grants for 2010. In all, ten school educators or administrators each will receive $1,000 to develop innovative programs supporting the nutritional education of schoolchildren and expectant mothers.

The CWC is now accepting proposals for the grants. Application details are available at: http://www.consumerwellness.org/NutritionalG... . The application deadline is November 23, 2009; applicants from all countries are welcome. Recipients of the awards will be announced on the NaturalNews web site at: http://www.naturalnews.com on December 21st.

"We're thrilled to be able to take part in directing grant money to these greatly-needed projects. From last year's grants, we've learned that our grant recipients are amazingly resourceful in putting these funds to a positive use," states CWC executive director Mike Adams.

For example, the non-profit Family Care Network located in Manton, Michigan, used their CWC Nutrition Education Grant to plant three organic gardens which produced a fresh food bank for families and seniors in need while also educating kids, parents and elders about growing a portion of their own food and nutrition. In Lucknow, India, CWC grant recipient Dr. Sanjeev Rastogi of the Body and Mind Clinic and Research Center at Vatsala Hospital created a program to teach approximately 50 low-income expectant mothers about the importance of balanced, healthy nutrition during pregnancy.

Threasa Miller, Senior Director of Resource Development of the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County in Naples, Florida, used the CWC grant to purchase food needed to implement a two-year educational program on nutrition that will teach at least four hundred elementary and middle school children how to recognize and prepare health-building foods. CWC grant recipient Michael Ursprung, Assistant Principal of Pomelo Drive Elementary School in West Hills, California furnished students with a year’s worth of supplies for nutrition study in the school’s garden including organic soil amendments, seeds, seedlings, garden tools, journals and more. During multiple harvests, food from the garden was donated to a local community food bank for the hungry. Additional success stories are available at the CWC web site: http://www.consumerwellness.og

"Even though these grants are small, what the recipients are capable of doing with this funding is simply remarkable. Through this program, we're touching the lives of thousands of women and children around the world who will experience lifelong rewards from enhanced nutrition," says Adams, a consumer health advocate, founder and editor of NaturalNews.com, a hugely popular natural health news and education website.

Funds for this program have been provided by donations from the Global Healing Center (www.GlobalHealingCenter.com), Boku Superfood (www.BokuSuperfood.com), Health Products Distributors, Inc. (www.IntegratedHealth.com), Magnetic Clay Baths (www.MagneticClay.com),The Raw Food World (http://www.therawfoodworld.com/) and Elements for Life (https://www.noblelifeelements.com/elementsforlife/).

Additional funds have been raised by NaturalNews' involvement with Moxxor, a direct sales company offering a potent marine omega-3 supplement combined with an income opportunity. Mike Adams has donated 50 percent of his net proceeds from Moxxor to help fund health freedom and health education programs, including this nutritional grant program from the CWC.

Learn more about the CWC nutrition grant program at: http://www.consumerwellness.org/NutritionalG...

About the Consumer Wellness Center

The Consumer Wellness Center (http://www.ConsumerWellness.org) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit focused on educational initiatives that empower consumers with knowledge and wisdom on disease prevention, nutrition, peak mental and physical health and natural health modalities. The center sells no vitamins, supplements, foods or medical products, and earns no commissions from the sale of such products.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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