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HRSA Challenge Competition: Preventing Childhood Obesity

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Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sep 28, 2018

This program is a prize competition to support innovative solutions to help low-income families adopt healthy eating practices, healthy lifestyles, and make sustainable changes in their homes.

The competition has 3 phases.

  • Phase 1: Design
    Applicants submit ideas to support the development of low-cost, scalable, technology-based innovations to promote healthy weight for low-income children and families in the social, cultural, and environmental contexts of their communities.
  • Phase 2: Development and Small-Scale Testing
    Selected applicants will be invited to prototype their proposed intervention and test its effectiveness.
  • Phase 3: Scaling
    Thew winner of Phase 2 will test the intervention on a larger scale.

Review criteria for each phase is listed on the program website.


Eligible applicants are individuals, organizations, and businesses that have registered to participate in the competition and are able to comply with all participation requirements listed on the program website.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $10,000 will be awarded to 7-10 winners in Phase 1.

Up to $25,000 will be awarded to 3-5 winners in Phase 2.

Up to $150,000 will be awarded to 1 winner in Phase 3.

Application process

Register and submit an entry on the program website. Selected applicants will be invited to move on to Phases 2 and 3.

Tagged as
Children and youth · Families · Food security and nutrition · Obesity and weight control · Physical activity · Poverty · Research methods and resources · Technology for health and human services

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