Healthy Eating Active Communities
Health Foundation is committed to building healthy communities. Recognizing the potential impact of nutrition and physical activity in improving the health of South Floridians, we made Healthy Eating Active Communities a priority area. Since 2008, 28 organizations have received grants in this area totaling more than $2 million.
The goal is to create environments that are supportive of healthy lifestyle behaviors, a way of living that lowers the risk of suffering from diseases that are considered preventable, such as heart disease, obesity and certain types of cancer, through the implementation of evidence-based programs and organizational, environmental and policy changes.
Our Healthy Eating Active Communities partners have projects that:
• Implement/Disseminate evidence-based programs like SPARK (Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids)
• Pilot innovative programs, like school garden nutrition curricula in schools
• Create organizational level changes that increase access to nutritious foods and opportunities to be physically active
• Advocate and support public policy changes to create healthy environments and communities
Examples of recently funded HEAC grantees and their project descriptions are listed under Grant Funded Projects. Additional Healthy Eating Active Communities information is available in the Fact Sheet.