City gets money for obesity programs

Project receives $30,000 in funding for another year of programming.

The city, through the Healthy Abbotsford initiative, has received approximately $30,000 to support the SCOPE (Sustainable Childhood Obesity Prevention through Community Engagement) Project, for another year.

The city has partnered with the SCOPE Project since 2009. The partnership has resulted in over $100,000 of funding over the past five years. The funding is through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

For more information about SCOPE or the Live 5210 campaign, visit www.live5210.ca. For more information about Healthy Abbotsford, visit www.healthyabbotsford.ca.