Healthy Central Florida Announces Mini-Grants to Promote Health

Healthy Central Florida will host its 4th Annual Health Innovation Grants Workshop on Wednesday, May 11th. Organizations who send a representative to the free workshop and meet the health innovation grant requirements will be eligible to apply for one of the mini-grants totaling $25,000.

This year’s workshop will primarily focus on two areas:

  • Walking, Walkability and Physical Activity
  • Healthy Eating/Creating Healthy Food Environment

Jeff SpeckJeff Speck is a city planner and urban designer who advocates internationally for smart growth and sustainable design. Jeff is one of the leading voices in America on how walking and walkability can improve health, economic vitality, social connections and safety in our cities. He is the author of Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time. He has had a profound impact on audiences everywhere in delivering the message that “walkability is the key to thriving cities.” Click here to learn more about Jeff and his projects.

Brian WansinkDr. Brian Wansink
’s award-winning academic research on eating behavior, behavioral economics and behavior change has been published in the world’s top marketing, medical and nutrition journals. It contributed to the introduction of smaller “100 calorie” packages (to prevent overeating) and other creative strategies to nudge us to make healthier choices. His research-tested strategies can help us all make our food environments healthier and more supportive of healthy choices. His message is critical for leaders in workplaces, schools, municipalities, churches and restaurants – anyplace that serves food. That includes your home!  Don’t miss out. Click here to learn more about Dr. Wansink and his work.

The workshop is free and open to anyone in Central Florida.  Grant applicant projects must primarily serve the residents of Eatonville, Maitland and Winter Park and applicants must attend the workshop to be eligible to apply. All grant applications must target one of these Healthy Central Florida focus areas: Get active or Eat healthy. Individuals are welcome to attend but grants will be made only to recognized 501(c)(3) organizations for implementation. Collaborations are encouraged. A light breakfast will be provided. Sign up early to ensure your place – seating is limited.

Questions? Please email [email protected] or call 407-644-2300 ext. 241.

Healthy Central Florida is a community-based partnership founded by Florida Hospital and the Winter Park Health Foundation.