NUTRITION 
& HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

Grant Range Up to $500,000

Applications Open Winter

Awards Announced Summer

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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