Eat Smart

Project Overview

3rd Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date: 9/1/2007
     Project End Date: 8/31/2010

Project Goal Statement: The Eat Smart Program will engage youth and their families in two diverse communities to learn how to grow, harvest, prepare, consume, recycle and study the nutrient value and benefit of food.

Original Award Amount: $448,243
Adjusted Award Amount: $392,697*

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Growing Power, Inc.
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering, Center for Biomolecular Modeling

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: Praveen Goday, MD, Department of Pediatrics

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary September 2007 - June 2008
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2008 - June 2009
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2009 - December 2009
     Project Final Report Summary    

Affiliated Web Pages:
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
    Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
    Growing Power, Inc.
    Milwaukee School of Engineering, Center for Biomolecular Modeling

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Article
    • Article in the Journal Sentinel highlighting the success of program participant. January 2010.
  • Media
    • Featured in the Sundance Channel’s “Big Ideas for a Small Planet.” 2008.
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed and distributed monthly Eat Smart Newsletters featuring healthy recipes, tips and stories
    • Provided materials for Wisconsin Department of Health Services “Improving Access to Fruits and Vegetables Resource Kit.” 2009.
  • Presentations
    • Presentation at the Next Step Conference, 2008
    • Presentation at the Next Step Conference, 2009

*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.

Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program (REP)
P: 414.955.8075 | E: ahw@mcw.edu

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E: healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu

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