Healthy Eating Resources in Kent County

Access of West Michigan
Through the N.O.W. program, Access provides healthy living classes and food system connections to low-income individuals in Kent County.

Caledonia United Methodist Church
Provides a space for a community garden to provide fresh produce to those in need.

Downtown Market Grand Rapids
Offers different events including cooking classes, gardening classes, and more.

Classes are provided in sessions of 6 weeks for kids in the 85th percentile or higher and their parents to learn about nutrition and physical activity.

Grand Health Partners
Grand Health Partners offers peer support through healthy living support groups, and offers surgical and medical weight loss programs.

GRPS Nutrition Services: USDA Summer Meals Program
Meal programs throughout the summer (Beginning June 15th) at different locations) for families. Children 18 and younger are free. Includes a lunch and summer activities.

Health Net of West Michigan
Health Net offers different wellness programs aimed at reducing health disparities and improving health education. Programs include FitKids 360, free health education classes (English and Spanish), and more.

Hillcrest Community Garden
Community garden with plots for rent to community members.

Horizons Developmental Resource Center

Works with children, adults and families with a variety of neurological, psychological, and physical needs. They offer nutritional counseling to help address physical issues.

Jenny Craig 
Three step weight loss program: Members meet with a consultant, develop meal plan, and track progress. Kent County Health Department 616-632-7100 Offers cooking classes, health screenings, and health education to the community.

Kentwood Community Garden
A program of the Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department, this community garden has open plots from April to October.

Kroc Center
Fitness equipment, classes, community garden, sports, and aquatics are available

Lowell Area Farmers' Market
Thursdays 12PM-5:30Pm starting June 16 through September 15

Metro Health Hospital 
Metro Health offers a variety of nutrition education classes and information. Pre-diabetes, diabetes, and self-management classes including nutrition and meal planning, exercise, and dietary guideline education.

Metro Health Community Garden at Marquette Park 
The Community Garden project targets low- to moderate-income individuals and families, and encourages self-sufficiency with guidance provided by Metro Health and UCOM Master Gardener Trainees. Include cooking classes and community presentations.

Metro Health Farm Market
Open May 12-October 13 on Thursdays 9AM-2PM.

MSU Extension - Kent County
Offers health programs and resources to individuals, communities, and businesses.

New City Neighbors Urban Farm
New City Garden plots can be rented out to community members. Provide customers newsletters including recipes that utilize the week's harvest, and accept Bridge Cards and Double Up Food Bucks'. Also run a weekly farm stand alongside the Veggie Van.

North Kent Guidance 
Specialized services for children and adults, including nutrition management, and child and adolescent obesity evaluation and treatment.

Our Kitchen Table (OKT) 
Grass-roots nonprofit that promotes social justice. Co-Sponsors the Southeast Area Farmers' Market, provides educational and garden resources to residents, and offers food, gardening, justice, and cooking classes.

Public Health North County Clinic
WIC Special supplemental nutrition program.

Spectrum Health 
Spectrum Health offers Nutrition Counseling and weight management programs. These include nutrition classes and grocery store tours led by a registered dietitian, intuitive eating classes, sports nutrition, and dietary advice tailored to specific medical issues.

The WellBeing LLC: Behavioral Health and Fitness Center 
Personal training and running well classes.

Urban Roots

Urban Roots Community Farm provides a space for neighbors to grow food side by side. Individuals can purchase locally grown vegetables at the Farm Stand, and Urban Roots offers several workshops and classes for health.

Wyoming Veterans Affairs Health Care Center 
Offers nutritional counseling for veterans.

YMCA Veggie Vans 

YMCA Healthy Living HUB
The YMCA Healthy Living HUBS are located in 15 different central locations in Grand Rapids. These HUBs aim to reduce health barriers by providing free fitness and nutrition classes at central locations in Grand Rapids.

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