NUTRITION 
& HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

Grant Range Up to $500,000

Applications Open Winter

Awards Announced August 14, 2019

2019 Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyles Grants

American Heart Association
EmPowered Clinicians: Improving Hypertension Through Clinical Quality Improvement and Lifestyle Change

District Health Department #10
Northwest Michigan Chronic Disease Prevention: Partnership for Prescription for Health

Eastern Market Corporation
Nourishing a Sustainable Culture of Health and Wellness in Detroit

Feeding America West Michigan
Mobile Food Pantries + Health Interventions

FoodCorps
FoodCorps Michigan: Program Expansion in Detroit and Muskegon

Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities
Cultivating Community Resilience: Expanding culinary medicine to grow culinary literacy, increase food access and promote a culture of healthful eating in NW Lower Michigan

Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan
Mishkikiiwan Miidjim

Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities
FQHCs and LAHC, Building Healthy Communities Together

Michigan Department of Education
Best Food Forward

Michigan State University
Happy Family, Healthy Kids

Muskegon Area Intermediate School
Creating Healthy Schools Project

Oakland University
Prescription for a Healthy Pontiac

The Regents of the University of Michigan
Creation of a Learning Health System for Prevention and Management of Childhood Obesity Across the State of Michigan

The Regents of the University of Michigan
Helping Michigan's Babies Make Major Gains

Trinity Health dba St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor
Two-way Learning for At-risk Children and Physician Residents through Nutrition Buddies Pilot Program

United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Feeding, Eating and Succeeding Together (FEAST)

Vista Grande Villa
Village Garden Venture

Wayne State University
Dearborn SHINES (School Health through Integrated Nutrition & Exercise Strategies (D-SHINES) for Healthy Kids – Wave 2

Wayne State University
Building Healthy Communities

2018 Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyles Grants

NEW PROJECTS

Beaumont Health Foundation 
Dearborn SHINES (School Health through Integrated Nutrition & Exercise Strategies) for Healthy Kids!

Eastern Market Corporation 
Cultivating a Culture of Health and Wellness in Detroit

Fair Food Network 
Double Up Food Bucks: Successfully Creating and Meeting Demand for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Among SNAP Shoppers Statewide 

Kids’ Food Basket 
From Hunger Relief to Nutrition Education and Access

Marquette-Alger-RESA 
Pe-NUT Expansion Phase III

Michigan State University 
Food as Medicine for Older Adults with Chronic Health Conditions

Michigan State University 
Innovative Nutrition Practices in Pediatric Health Care: Assessment of Fruit and Vegetable Prescriptions for Children and Families in Need 

Playworks 
Education Energized Growing Safe and Healthy Play in Michigan

ProMedica Bixby Hospital 
ProMedica Veggie Mobile

Spectrum Health Foundation 
Spectrum Health Culinary Medicine

YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids 
YMCA Healthy Corner Store Initiative

RENEWALS

Delta-Schoolcraft ISD 
U.P. Health Project

Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan Michigan 
Tribal Food Access Collaborative Project

Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association 
Incorporating Health and Wellness into School Improvement Plans Statewide Pilot Project

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan 
PEACH (Project for EArly Childhood Health) 

Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties 
Healthy Kids U.P. 

Sparrow Foundation – Sparrow Health System
Be Well in the Kitchen

Wayne State University 
Community Health Pipeline Youth Catalyst for Change

2017 Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyles Grants

Alpena Area Senior Citizens Council, Inc.
Project Student Gourmet

Community Foundation of Greater Flint
Expansion of Flint and Genesee Access to Healthy Food Initiative

Delta-Schoolcraft ISD
U.P. Health Project

Fair Food Network
Innovating Technology and Expanding Geographies for Double Up Healthy Food Incentives

Food Bank Council of Michigan
Defining the Needs of Michigan’s Emergency Response Network

Health Net of West Michigan
FitKids360 Expansion & Infrastructure

Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan
Michigan Tribal Food Access Collaborative Project

Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA)
Incorporating Health and Wellness into School Improvement Plans Statewide Pilot Project

Munson Healthcare Foundations
Building a Child-Focused Health and Wellness Culture in Northern Michigan

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
PEACH (Project for EArly Childhood Health)

Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties
Healthy Kids U.P.

Sparrow Foundation – Sparrow Health System
Be Well in the Kitchen

Wayne State University
Community Health Pipeline: Youth Catalyst for Change

Michigan boasts one of the most agriculturally diverse economies in the country, yet our rate of food insecurity is higher than the national average. Poor nutrition and a lack of physical activity contribute to the prevalence of childhood obesity, which can in turn lead to a host of chronic health issues and other challenges, from diabetes to poor academic performance. Moreover, low-income communities are often disproportionately affected, leaving too many already disadvantaged young people even further behind.

The Health Fund’s Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles program is committed to improving health outcomes for Michiganders by reducing the barriers to living a healthy life. We support programs that bring nutrition and physical activity into schools, create fresh food pipelines, and make healthy lifestyles more accessible to seniors, children, and their families.

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