Healthier Jupiter will bring the community together by hosting a free Community Mini Grant BBQ on November 17, 2018 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the Jupiter Community Center, 200 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL. At this event, the public will have an opportunity to learn about proposed projects to improve the health of our community from sixteen finalists representing local not for profit and civic organizations. Recipients will be chosen whose innovative projects will benefit the Greater Jupiter Area. Finalists will present their mission and project overview to the public, who will then choose the top eight they wish to see funded by eight $2500 mini grants. Voting will be open from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM and grant recipients will be announced at 3:45 PM. The goal of the Mini Grant Program is to engage the Greater Jupiter community in creating innovative approaches to healthy living and chronic disease prevention. The grants are funding pilot ideas that will improve our collective community health in one of three focus areas: increasing access to affordable healthier food choices; helping individuals become more physically active on a regular basis; or promoting awareness of diabetes risks and accessing necessary medical care. Healthier Jupiter is funded through a generous grant from Palm Health Foundation as part of its Healthier Together Initiative.
The sixteen finalists and their project name:
Connected Warriors, Inc. – “Connected Warriors: Free Yoga for Military Veterans and Their Families,” Diabetes Coalition of PBC–“Know Your Numbers- A Diabetes Prevention and Management Educational Initiative” El Sol: Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center -“Training With Others ,” – First United Methodist Church of Jupiter-Tequesta -“N.I.K (Nutrition in a Knapsack),” Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park – “Meetup Outdoor Adventures for Jonathan Dickinson State Park”, Girls on the Run – “GATHER (Girls Access to Health, Empowerment & Running,” Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches, Inc. – “Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches “, Mount Carmel Baptist Church/Our Time To Shine -“Mount Carmel Baptist Church/Our Time To Shine“, My Clinic -“Increased Medication Access=Improved Health=Reduced Costs,” Palm Beach County Food Bank – “Marjorie S. Fisher Nutrition Gets Cooking!” Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation – “Fit and Strong”, Palm Beach Harvest, Inc. – “Pedaling Food to the Needy”, Pearl Mae Foundation –“Get Health, Get Educated: Diabetes Self-Management for Seniors”, Rev Up Your Mental/Motor Skills – “Rev Up Your Mental/Motor Skills”, School District of Palm Beach County – “Middle School Field Trip to Inspire Healthy Eating Choices”, Southpaw Prince – “Southpaw Prince’s Free After-School Boxing Program”
For more information on these projects please visit www.healthierjupiter.org or contact Healthier Jupiter Project Director, Carrie Browne, at (561) 263- 7580