Promoting healthy eating and active living in Kent County through education, partnership, and advocacy.

Healthy Eating

Active Living

HEAL Taskforce

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Find a Walking Route Near You

Walking is one of the best ways to get your recommended daily physical activity. Find a walking route in your neighborhood and take a step toward health!

Discover Local Farmers Markets

Did you know there are more than a dozen farmers markets in Kent County? Experience a taste of the local harvest and find fresh, healthy ingredients at a farmers market near you!

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Physical Activity Guidelines

Physical activity has countless health benefits for the mind and body—it’s a key part of a healthy lifestyle. Are you getting enough?

Upcoming Events

23 May

University of Michigan Health-West Farm Market

May 23, 2024
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
University of Michigan Health West
30 May

University of Michigan Health-West Farm Market

May 30, 2024
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
University of Michigan Health West
06 Jun

University of Michigan Health-West Farm Market

June 6, 2024
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
University of Michigan Health West
13 Jun

University of Michigan Health-West Farm Market

June 13, 2024
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
University of Michigan Health West
Healthy Eating Active Living

Why It Matters

%

of Kent County adults are considered obese

billion dollars of obesity-related medical costs in the United States annually

%

of black middle school youth in Kent County are obese