Get Up and Move - Eat Healthy - Live Tobacco Free
WHO WE ARE
Healthy Pontiac, We Can! is a group with members from local hospitals, mental health agencies, human service agencies, schools, churches, community members and government.
WHAT WE DO
Healthy Pontiac, We Can! wants to help the Pontiac community eat healthy, get active, and live tobacco-free.
HOW WE DO IT
Healthy Pontiac, We Can! asked residents what they do to be healthy and what they need from their community to be healthy. Looking at these answers and other available information, the group wrote a plan to support residents needs in eating healthier, moving more, and avoiding tobacco in Pontiac.
Highlighting Healthy Bites in local Stores
Healthy Pontiac, We Can! has created an in-store guide to healthy eating, called Healthy Bites. The 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. In 2014, HPWC looked at how healthy the food options being sold at Lafayette Market were 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 and café.
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. Healthy Pontiac, We Can! 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. New park signs and a walking path in Oakland Park are coming in September 2014! Get out with your family or friends and try one of these new locations to get moving and meet other residents who want to stay active too.
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-costs 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.