SNAP-Ed at Michigan Fitness Foundation
SNAP-Ed at Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF), formerly known as the Michigan Nutrition Network, brings together all the local partners who deliver Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) to families across Michigan. he purpose of SNAP-Ed is to address two USDA goals: to empower communities to consume more fruits and vegetables and be more physically active. The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles.
Through SNAP-Ed at Michigan Fitness Foundation, we reach millions of Michiganders each year with ideas, inspiration, and encouragement to eat healthy and move more through our statewide grantees and service providers. They deliver evidence-based, locally relevant programming while catalyzing supportive environments in their communities to make the healthy choice the easy choice through (links to the SNAP-Ed at Michigan Fitness Foundation website)policy, systems, and environmental change initiatives. We support this work statewide using traditional and digital social marketing methods. Our social marketing campaign, (links to the Healthy Choices Catch On website) “Healthy Choices Catch On” is designed with positive messages, images, and videos that support and encourage parents to model healthy behaviors for their children.
Through collaboration with community stakeholders, our partners action sustainable strategies that increase access to affordable, nutritious food and opportunities for safe physical activity where people live, learn, work, play, eat, and shop.