Milwaukee Food & Fitness Initiative

Project Overview (PDF)

3rd Funding Cycle Development Award

Project Start Date: September 1, 2007
Project End Date: August 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.

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  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:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  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
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