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Aetna Foundation funds HJTEP Tennis Against Obesity (TAO) Initiative

Aetna Foundation, Inc. granted HJTEP with $25k to aid in the fight against childhood obesity and healthier lifestyles. This grant will allow HJTEP to provide health related support to all participants including the providing healthy after-school snacks, bringing on a licensed Nutritionist, health seminars, etc.


About Tennis Against Obesity (TAO)

HJTEP's Tennis Against Obesity (TAO) program inspires minority, low-income youth to develop a lifelong passion for managing their health and wellness. TAO uniquely integrates tennis, fitness, nutritional education, and healthy decision-making in a fun, hands-on program that motivates students to adopt healthy lifestyle strategies and helps families to support improvements in food choices and activity levels. Since 2009, some 400 low-income TAO youth participants in Harlem have improved their balance, coordination, agility, fitness, food choices, and awareness of the benefits of healthy lifestyle choices.

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