By The Associated Press

Three Southern Arizona groups have been awarded federal funds to help students make healthier choices in physical fitness and nutrition.

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.