addressing barriers to health


Recognizing the desire to live a healthy lifestyle can be trumped by issues of hunger and illness, the Winter Park Health Foundation seeks partners to help eliminate these barriers. This might involve supporting food distribution to hungry children or helping seniors understand and access benefits for which they are qualified. Levelling the playing field can lead to a healthier community for all.

Harvesting the Future through Collaboration

The conference was funded as part of a three-year WPHF grant designed to build the capacity of food pantries to provide healthy, but perishable foods.

Teaching and Parenting the Snapchat Generation

Surrounded by technology, students and their parents must understand how to safely use and monitor the use of social media.

The Fresh Stop Bus is Coming to Cheney Elementary School!

The excitement is building as The Fresh Stop Bus is set to bring healthy fruits and vegetables to students, their families, and neighbors of Cheney Elementary School. The area surrounding the school on Forsyth Rd. is often referred to as a healthy food desert.

Fresh Stop Bus Brings Produce to Food Deserts

The Fresh Stop mobile farmers market, a bus operated by Hebni…

Local Leaders Tackle Senior Food Insecurity

Learn how they hope to help Orange County’s estimated 15,000 food insecure older adults.

New Grant to Boost Nutritious Food at Pantries

The Second Harvest program, funded by WPHF, will provide refrigerators, freezers and other equipment, along with staff training to as many as 44 food pantries.

Caregiver Services Network Launches July 1

It’s a one-stop shop for family caregivers to purchase services.

Central Florida Can Do More To Be Senior Friendly

New research shows a need to remove transportation barriers, provide opportunities for seniors to engage and change attitudes toward older adults.

Healthy Corner Stores the Focus of Educational Session

Good Food Central Florida is considering this and other initiatives to make healthy food more accessible to local residents.