Stories of Change

A series of inspirational stories about the people, places and things that are helping people eat healthy and move more. It is made possible with funding from Michigan Fitness Foundation.

Partner Content Jake Williams, Gleaners Community Food Bank nutrition education manager, and Bridget Brown, director for Gleaners' Food Secure Livingston program, at Shared Harvest Pantry in Howell.

SNAP-Ed inspires healthy eating in Southeast Michigan food pantries


Partner Content Children in the Three Sisters Garden in Buckley.
Partner Content Signage promoting physical activity in Baldwin.
Partner Content Signage promoting physical activity in Baldwin.
Partner Content Students participate in an Apple Crunch Fall Festival facilitated by Traverse City Area Public Schools.
Partner Content Students at Flint's Brownell STEM Academy participate in MI Apple Crunch Day.
Partner Content Students participate in an Apple Crunch Fall Festival facilitated by Traverse City Area Public Schools.
Partner Content KISD Nutrition Educator Amy Klinkoski at the Kentwood Farmers Market at the Kent District Library's Kentwood branch.

Collaboration with libraries extends Kent ISD's SNAP-Ed reach


Feature Story A student participates in a Pick a better snack™ session presented by the Battle Creek Family YMCA.

Battle Creek Family YMCA changes palates one vegetable at a time


Partner Content A new assessment conducted by the Gratiot-Isabella Regional Education Service District considered physical activity assets in Clare, such as this playscape at Shamrock Park.
Partner Content The EUPISD LifeSPAN team collaborated with other area organizations to host a Color Run/Walk last August.

SNAP-Ed Eastern U.P. LifeSPAN team is helping to get the U.P. active


Partner Content Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley (in red tie) joins SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator Amanda Mattila and residents during a Fresh Conversations session at Hasselbring Senior Center in Flint.

Greater Flint Health Coalition + SNAP-Ed = a healthier community


Partner Content The Thumb Blessing Box on the Thumbody Express.

Thumb-area collaboration blesses bus riders with food and more


Partner Content Amy St. Germain, a nutrition educator at the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, works as a Farmers Market Food Navigator at the Muskegon Farmers Market.

Food Navigators deliver healthy food to the people


Partner Content Produce at a Michigan Farm to Family: CSA pickup at Lakeshore Depot in Marquette.

In the Upper Peninsula, finding an affordable CSA is a SNAP


Partner Content Produce at a Michigan Farm to Family: CSA pickup at Lakeshore Depot in Marquette.

In the Upper Peninsula, finding an affordable CSA is a SNAP


Partner Content A child in the Child and Family Charities Family Growth Center's community garden.