WHO WE ARE
Healthy Pontiac, We Can! is a group with members from local hospitals, mental health agencies, human service agencies, schools, churches, government agencies, and the Pontiac community.
WHAT WE DO
Healthy Pontiac, We Can! helps make it easier for the Pontiac community to eat healthy, get active, and live tobacco free.
Highlighting Healthy Bites in local Stores
Healthy Pontiac, We Can! (HPWC) has created an in-store guide to healthy eating, called Healthy Bites. This Go, Slow, Whoa program provides colorful signs with easy-to-use nutrition information that helps customers identify healthier options when shopping for food or ordering from café menus. HPWC looks at how healthy the food options being sold in local stores and how easy the healthiest options were to see and pick up for customers. New displays and signs were created to showcase the healthiest items available in the Pontiac store.
Visit a Low Cost Produce Market in Pontiac
Healthy Pontiac, We Can! wants shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables on a budget to be easy for you to do! Local produce markets are open year round and accept SNAP/Bridge cards making it easy to buy quality produce the entire family will enjoy for a good price. HPWC holds free recipe demo and sample days at each market throughout the year. Check out our calendar to find out when we'll be on-site to give you fresh ideas to add new foods to your dinner table!
Getting Active in Pontiac
Looking for fun ways to stay active? Or are you just starting to move more? Healthy Pontiac, We Can! works in local neighborhoods to add new opportunities for residents to be active. We've added fitness equipment in Oakland Park and street crossing signs to the Clinton River Trail to make it easier to find and safer for bikers and walkers to cross the road. Bike Fix-It stations have also been installed at the Pontiac Library and Beaudette Park, as well as several bike racks in downtown Pontiac.
Connecting Residents to Resources
Healthy Pontiac, We Can! health care partners want you to know where to get low-cost or free services in Pontiac. We can tell you where to go to exercise for free. We can tell you where to get fresh, low-cost foods. When your doctor tells you to eat healthy or exercise more, you will know where to go! It will help you live healthier and feel better.