Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI)

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The three grant opportunities that I would select to help fund my research are: the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI), the Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity (EDCRG), and the Funding Opportunity Announcement-Healthy Habits(FOAHH).

Justify your choices, being sure to explain why these particular grant opportunities and funding sources are appropriate matches for the project. Include a discussion about eligibility, as well.
The FINI grant is offering to donate up to $500,000. This grant program supports low income families who are on SNAP. I believe this is a good fit for my research because they are pushing for these individuals to increase their purchase of fruits and vegetables. This relates to my “breakfast skipping” research because statistics show that lower income communities and individuals tend to have a higher rate of obesity. If skipping and eating breakfast are seen to have similar effect on weight loss, then focusing on healthy food choices may be an effective way to lower the obesity rate. Promoting the purchase of fruit and vegetables is a good substitution for many highly refined, prepackaged breakfast options. Eligibility for this grant include applicants who are sponsored by government agencies or non-profit organizations.
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How/where did you find these three grants? How many searches did you perform? What was the experience like? Were there many or only a few grants to choose from?
My grant search experience was not as hard as I imagined. I used to find my grants. I performed five to six searches and was satisfied with what appeared. Four grants stood out to me, but I chose the three above. My strategy for going about this was to type in key words like “breakfast,” “obesity,” “nutrition,” “eating,” and “eating habits.” There were not many options to choose from; but from what was available, I felt as though the resources were fitting for my
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