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Healthy Eating / Active Living

Socioeconomic and environmental factors, along with unhealthy behaviors, such as poor eating habits and lack of regular exercise, heavily influence the development of chronic diseases. In response, there is strong philanthropic interest in healthy eating/active living—especially related to the childhood obesity epidemic. GIH has been committed to this issue for over a decade, with a recent focus on policy developments and improving access to nutritious foods.

Contact Colin Pekruhn for more information about our programming in this area.



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    July 25, 2017 3:00 pm

    Join this webinar to learn from two experienced funders and their grantee partners about how they implemented an effective collective impact strategy in different contexts, the lessons learned and challenges met along the way, and the key takeaways they have for funders and communities looking to replicate their successes.


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May 2017


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a statement firmly supporting the implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act nutrition standards for school meals. The statement urges the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fully implement the nutrition standards for school meals passed in 2012, and also offers the foundation's support in working with USDA to assess the health and other associated impacts of the implemented school meals standards.


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May 2017


The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts announced that it will continue its support for the development of the Worcester Regional Food Hub. A new half-million dollar grant will support the Food Hub for 2017. The Food Hub focuses on improving the regional food system by strengthening sustainable agriculture, promoting healthy eating, and fueling economic development. The new grant, which brings the foundation's total support since 2015 to $1,085,000, will help the Food Hub focus on expanding the number of farmers that provide product for larger institutional buyers, as well as to increase the number of institutional buyers that purchase local produce.


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    June 21, 2017 • Boston, Massachusetts - Sheraton Boston Hotel

    Please Join GIH for the 2017 annual conference: Lead, Listen, Inspire


  • Webinar
    July 25, 2017 3:00 pm

    Join this webinar to learn from two experienced funders and their grantee partners about how they implemented an effective collective impact strategy in different contexts, the lessons learned and challenges met along the way, and the key takeaways they have for funders and communities looking to replicate their successes.






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