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Aug 1, 2012 12:08 PM

Ariz. groups benefit from federal education grants

PHOENIX (AP) - Three southern Arizona groups have been awarded federal funds to help students make healthier choices.

The U.S. Department of Education announced the grants Tuesday.

About $740,000 goes to the Santa Cruz Regional School District in Nogales, while $631,000 goes to the Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson.

Another $225,000 goes to the non-profit Pima Prevention Partnership in Tucson.

The grants are among 56 totaling $27 million that went to school districts and community organizations to implement physical fitness and nutrition programs.

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