Food And Fitness Community Partnerships

January 5, 2019|
Food And Fitness Community Partnerships by Laurie Lachance
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This book describes many of the unique contributions of the Food & Fitness program including a number of early successes, drawing lessons from efforts to form and maintain partnerships, and from the strategies employed to create structural change in communities. This important study introduces the Food and Fitness community partnerships and their work to increase access to healthy, locally grown food, and opportunities for physical activity, in vulnerable communities across the United States. Established in 2007 and funded by the WK Kellogg Foundation, the partnerships are increasing the capacity of communities to participate in policy and systems change to positively affect their health and well-being. The material covered in the chapters provide an illustration of how funders, grantees, and partners can work together to create sustainable change at the neighborhood level to ensure that all children and families are able to thrive. A range of studies ae looked at from the various initiatives funded nationwide to evaluation methods and results, and an explanation of the role of philanthropy in community development from the viewpoint of the funders. This book was originally published as a special issue ofCommunity Development.

Laurie Lachance, is an Associate Research Scientist and Evaluation Director of the Center for Managing Chronic Disease. She has led several large-scale, multi-site chronic disease presentation and management evaluation projects, and utilizes community-based approaches to health, creating opportunities for individual health behavior cha...
Title:Food And Fitness Community PartnershipsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:102 pages, 9.69 X 6.85 X 0 inShipping dimensions:102 pages, 9.69 X 6.85 X 0 inPublished:January 5, 2019Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1138391069

ISBN - 13:9781138391062

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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