Making the healthy choice, the easy choice
Increasing access to healthy food & improving Michigan’s health.
The Michigan Healthy Food Access Campaign is an innovative partnership of retailers, agricultural leaders, health advocates, and policymakers dedicated to removing barriers to nutritious food access.
In Michigan, 1.8 million residents—300,000 of whom are children—live in communities with limited or no access to fresh fruits, vegetables and proteins.
When healthy food is readily available, children and adults develop better eating habits and better overall health, including a decreased risk of obesity.
Every child deserves access to fresh fruits and vegetables so they can grow up healthy and strong, however more than a quarter of Michigan children are considered overweight or obese.
Currently, Michigan spends $3 billion annually on obesity-related medical costs.