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.
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.
Healthy community partnerships
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fruits and vegetables are key to families eating healthy, and our programs make it easier to get more of both.
Andrew Dorwart, MD
St. Croix Valley Medical Director