Milwaukee Food & Fitness Initiative

Project Overview

3rd Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 9/1/2007
     Project End Date: 8/30/2008
     Award Amount:        $50,000

Project Goal Statement: The purpose of the Milwaukee Food & Fitness Initiative is to integrate the systems and services of a newly formed coalition of food, fitness, health, academic and community organizations and develop new programs to improve the nutrition and fitness of Milwaukee's urban children and their families.

 Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Fondy Food Center
  • Growing Power Inc.
  • Lao Family Community, Inc.
  • Milwaukee County Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition
 Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Joseph Skelton, MD, Department of Pediatrics
Additional Academic Partner: John Meurer, MD, MBA, Department of Pediatrics

 Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary September 2007 - August 2008
Project Final Report Summary

 Affiliated Web Pages:

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
    Fondy Food Center
    Growing Power Inc.
    Lao Family Community, Inc.
    Milwaukee County Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Articles
    • Featured in agency newsletters
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Distributed the Walkability Scan and Fruit and Vegetable Audit Tool
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program (REP)
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Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E:

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