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Nutrition and fitness

We know that good nutrition and physical activity strengthen lives and communities.

Giving everyone a chance to eat better and move more

Nutrition and physical activity strengthen our lives and communities. But only if everyone has access to affordable, healthy food. We’re working on that. From redesigning food shelves to delivering free fruit by bike, we’re committed to issues that shape our health.

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Learn about the science of movement

The Sportsology exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota is all about the movement. Get moving while you learn how your body moves. Activities include a basketball jump height demo, reaction time testing and softball throwing ability. HealthPartners sponsors the Sportsology exhibit.

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Healthy community partnerships

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Eat better; move more

Get resources that make it fun and easy to eat better and move more. yumPower is about finding tasty, healthy foods. PowerUp and BearPower help students eat better and move more.

YumPower

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Study the body in motion

Study the body to learn what it takes to make a basket, swing a racquet or score a goal. You can also race a T. rex, professional athletes or the Minnesota Twins mascot. HealthPartners sponsors the Sportsology exhibit.

Sportsology exhibit

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Healthier food shelves

Most food shelves focus on making sure people get enough calories. We’re focused on the quality of the food, not just quantity. Our dieticians partner with food shelves to make healthy options more prominent.

Better Shelf Better Health

 

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Healthy food in low-income areas

The Twin Cities Mobile Market makes healthy eating easier by bringing affordable healthy food options to low-income neighborhoods. We partner with Hmong and Latino food markets to do this. HealthPartners sponsors the program.

Twin Cities Mobile Market

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Making the state bike-friendly

Pedal Minnesota is dedicated to helping everyone enjoy our bike trails. It encourages bike safety and works to make the state more bike friendly. Map your next adventure, get a free biking guide or find fun events. HealthPartners sponsors Pedal MN.

Pedal MN

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A prescription for fruit and veggies

With the Veggie Rx program, doctors write prescriptions for fruits and veggies. The prescriptions are written for kids ages 5-12. And they can be redeemed for $10 worth of fruit and veggies at local grocery stores.

Veggie Rx

 

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Fruits and vegetables are key to families eating healthy, and our programs make it easier to get more of both.

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Andrew Dorwart, MD
St. Croix Valley Medical Director

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