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 Healthy Eating: Current Initiatives

The Minneapolis Health Department is partnering with worksites, schools, childcare settings, clinics and communities to help Minneapolis residents eat healthier food.

Food Shelf Pic    Healthy Food Shelves

      Supporting food shelves' efforts to provide healthy food to people in need



Fruits Veggies    Healthy Corner Stores

      Making healthy foods more visible, affordable, and attractive in neighborhood grocery stores



Raised Bed Garden    Community Gardens

      Giving residents the opportunity to grow their own fruits and vegetables



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    Healthy Food in Schools

      Helping all Minneapolis schools create healthier food environments for students



Healthy Living Logo    Community-Driven Change

      Supporting residents to create healthier environments in their communities


Healthy Restaurant Pic     Healthy Restaurant Program

       Assisting small, independently owned restaurants in creating and promoting healthy meals



Healthy Meals Pic      Healthy Meals Coalition

        Increasing healthy food and beverage options in emergency meal programs



Healthy Worksites Pic      Healthy Food in Worksites

        Assisting employers in creating healthier work environments for employees 




Staple Foods      Staple Foods Ordinance

        Increasing healthy food options at licensed grocery stores



Past Projects

Healthy Eating     EBT at Farmers Markets


Vending Machine Pic    Healthy Vending in Parks


Healthy Eating Contributes to Good Health

Good nutrition can help people maintain a healthy weight and prevent health problems like obesity, heart disease and diabetes. According to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, a healthy eating plan:

Explore healthy eating tips and resources:




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Last updated Aug 20, 2015