Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity
Mission: Create a heart-healthy and stroke-free Michigan by increasing physical activity and healthy eating, reducing health disparities, and preventing and controlling other cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Our vision and mission will be met through integrated efforts on education, policy and environmental change focused on the following:
Increasing awareness and control of high blood pressure among adults
Increasing the quality of stroke care among adults
Increasing the number of youth, adults and families who have access to healthy foods
Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among youth, adults and families
Increase the number of youth, adults and families participating in regular physical activity
Addressing the social determinants of health, increasing health equity and reducing health disparities among high risk populations
June is the perfect month to encourage Michigan residents to increase consumption of healthy foods with all the fresh Michigan-grown produce available during the summer. Below is an example of a success story highlighting the increased availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in local corner stores.
The YMCA Healthy Corner Stores Initiative aims to connect small scale growers and distributors with urban corner stores to increase the fresh fruits and vegetables available to families in Grand Rapids. This initiative is especially important for communities that often have limited fresh options by making local produce more readily available.
Many corner stores and ethnic groceries in Grand Rapids struggle to find distributors willing to deliver small quantities of fresh produce. The Y is filling this need as part of its commitment to reforming our local food system by:
Below is a list of stores and grocers in Grand Rapids that can help those residents living in these areas make eating healthy the easy choice.
Creston Heights Market
1403 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
188 Wealthy St SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Korpo’s Imports African Market
4439 Eastern Ave SE
Kentwood, MI 49508
Latin American Supermarket
758 Alger St SW
Wyoming MI 45909
Oxford Food Center
817 Oxford St SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
To increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables among all Michigan residents, please visit www.mifma.org for a list of available farmer’s markets across the state.
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