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 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.
Partner Content A Minges Brook Elementary student tastes herbs from the school garden planted by students.
Partner Content Campers at the YMCA summer day camp at Petoskey's Ottawa Elementary School play a game, hosted by Health Department of Northwest Michigan staff, in which they try to guess what fruit or vegetable is in a bag without looking.

SNAP-Ed plays a part in creating community health hubs in schools


Partner Content Fresh Conversations participant LaDonna Johnson prepares to eat a corn salad she made using a recipe she got from the program.
Partner Content Rachel Bloch, the Marquette-Alger Regional Education Service Agency’s health education consultant and MFF SNAP-Ed program lead.

Innovative program makes CSAs accessible to Michigan families


Partner Content A young participant in The Learning Kitchen.
Partner Content A Farmers Market Food Navigator interacts with a market patron.

Farmers Market Food Navigators help maximize Prescriptions for Health


Partner Content A Farmers Market Food Navigator interacts with a market patron.

Farmers Market Food Navigators help maximize Prescriptions for Health


Partner Content Produce from the Buckley Community Garden.
Partner Content Students toss a healthy kale salad.
Partner Content Students toss a healthy kale salad.
Partner Content Women at a WOW class offered by LAHC.