Recognizing good nutrition and physical activity as essential components to preventing obesity and other chronic diseases, Health Foundation made Healthy Eating Active Communities a Priority Area in 2008. Health Foundation envisions a healthy community as one where settings such as child care centers and schools ensure kids have access to healthy food and physical activities, parks and playgrounds are accessible within walking distance to residents, and streets are designed for all modes of transit and users. Many places in South Florida have made great strides toward becoming Healthy Eating Active Communities, but more work needs to be done using evidence-based programs and through policy, system, and environmental changes.
Our goal is to promote nutrition and physical activity for individuals and families, within organizations, in communities, and through state and local public policy. We will partner with nonprofit and government entities to:
- Improve the nutritional content of food available in schools, child care centers, after-school programs and retail outlets, based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
- Increase physical activity in the school, after-school, and child care settings
- Develop and implement policies that enhance access to and availability of physical activity opportunities and healthy foods
If you have a transformative idea that falls outside of current funding opportunities, please submit a concept proposal via our online portal.
Priority will be given to projects that:
- Implement policy, systems, and environmental changes
- Show a high likelihood of sustainability
- Leverage external dollars, resources, or expertise of other major local, state and/or national players
- Focus on evidence-based programs