Eat Smart

Project Overview (PDF)

3rd Funding Cycle Impact Award

   Project Start Date:           September 1, 2007
   Project End Date:             August 31, 2010
   Original Award Amount:      $448,243
   Adjusted Award Amount:    $392,697*

Project Goal Statement: The Eat Smart Program will engage youth and their families in two diverse communities to learn how to grow, harvest, prepare, consume, recycle and study the nutrient value and benefit of food.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
Additional Community Partner Organization Names:

  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Growing Power, Inc.
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering, Center for Biomolecular Modeling
  Academic Partner:

Primary Academic Partner: Praveen Goday, MD, Department of Pediatrics

  Project Progress Summary Reports:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Article
    • Article in the Journal Sentinel highlighting the success of program participant. January 2010.
  • Media
    • Featured in the Sundance Channel’s “Big Ideas for a Small Planet.” 2008.
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed and distributed monthly Eat Smart Newsletters featuring healthy recipes, tips and stories
    • Provided materials for Wisconsin Department of Health Services “Improving Access to Fruits and Vegetables Resource Kit.” 2009.
  • Presentations
    • Presentation at the Next Step Conference, 2008
    • Presentation at the Next Step Conference, 2009

*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.

Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E: healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu

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