Nutrition in Action

Nutrition in Action provides culturally appropriate, hands-on nutrition education to vulnerable children and families to increase consumption of whole grains, low fat dairy products, fruits, and vegetables. The Y is dedicated to building a healthier school environment for students, staff, and parents.

Nutrition in action

Targeted Behaviors

  • Eating more fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products
  • Drinking less soda or other sweet drinks
  • Being more physically active
  • Choosing healthier snacks
  • Eating healthy foods more often

Funded by the USDA/ Michigan Nutrition Network and led by Y staff, Nutrition in Action serves 39,000 children and families that are eligible to participate in the Special Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

If you are interested in learning more, please send an email to or call us at 616.855.9648.