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Consumer Wellness Center invites applications for $10,000 in nutrition grants

Thursday, September 23, 2010
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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(NaturalNews) 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, announces its third annual Nutritional Education Grant Program. In order to help further the cause of improved health through good nutrition, the program is offering ten $1,000 grant awards this year to people and organizations dedicated to making a positive impact on nutrition and health in their local communities and schools.

"We are thrilled to be able to offer a new round of grants this year to fund truly beneficial programs that are improving health and quality of life around the world," said Mike Adams, editor-in-chief of NaturalNews.com and executive director of the CWC.

The program's award funds are used to support cooking classes, taste-testing events for children, community gardens and other local outreach programs, all with the intent of increasing awareness about the importance of good nutrition and teaching people how to eat well for good health.

"We spend nearly 100 percent of our received donations on programs, and no money whatsoever is spent on salaries," Adams added, noting that some non-profits spend as little as five percent of their donations on their causes.

Apply for a 2010 grant by October 18

CWC is thrilled by the amazing achievements of committed and loyal participants in the program from years past, and is excited to see the many new and creative ideas this year's applicants have to offer.

CWC is currently accepting grant proposals for the 2010 Nutritional Education Grant Program at the following link:

http://www.consumerwellness.org/NutritionalG...

The deadline to apply is October 18, 2010, and all grant recipients will be announced on December 1, 2010.

Funding for CWC's Nutritional Education Grant Program has been provided by donations from:

Global Healing Center (http://www.GlobalHealingCenter.com)
Boku Superfood (http://www.BokuSuperfood)
Health Products Distributors, Inc. (http://www.IntegratedHealth.com)
Magnetic Clay Baths (http://www.MagneticClay.com)
The Raw Food World (http://www.therawfoodworld.com)
The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (http://www.cfsoaz.org/cfsa)
ScaleWatcher (http://www.scalewatcher.com)
Elements for Life

Learn more about the CWC Nutritional Grant Education Program at: http://www.ConsumerWellness.org/NutritionalG...

Highlights from last year's nutrition grant awards

For the second year in a row, CWC awarded Dr. Sanjeev Rastogi, M.D., from The Body and Mind Clinic and Research Center at Vatsala Hospital in Tulsi Das marg Lucknow, India, with a $1,000 grant. Dr. Rastogi and his team successfully used their 2008 grant to train 50 low-income, expectant mothers in proper nutrition. And in 2009, the Center built upon its previous successes by using its grant money to expand the education program into other rural communities around India.

The Corvallis Environmental Center (CEC) in Corvallis, Ore., also received a second grant award from CWC in 2009 for its highly successful Farm to School program that teaches children about the importance of eating locally-grown produce as part of a healthy diet.

The Center used its 2008 award to expand a pilot program that let school children taste-test various local produce, launching the program into all eight schools in the Corvallis School District. The Center used its 2009 grant money to purchase the food and supplies it needs to keep the program going strong.

Neshaminy School District in Neshaminy, Penn., used its 2009 grant money to launch an elective class in nutrition designed to teach students how to improve their health by incorporating nutritionally-rich foods into their diets. The class combines nutrition education and food science theory to teach students practical, hands-on ways to prepare healthy, fresh meals, as well as how best to prepare them in order to obtain maximum nutritional benefit. More than 125 students enrolled last year in the class, thanks to the grant money.

More nutrition grant success stories from both 2008 and 2009 can be found at: http://www.consumerwellness.org

About the Consumer Wellness Center

The Consumer Wellness Center (http://www.ConsumerWellness.org) is a 501(c)3 non-profit 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.

To learn more about the Consumer Wellness Center, visit http://www.ConsumerWellness.org

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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.

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