Expansion of the Double Up Food Bucks program helps Flint residents meet expanded nutritional needs

Expansion of the Double Up Food Bucks program helps Flint residents meet expanded nutritional needs

For shoppers like Jon Guice the options were limited. With nutritional food outlets in her community often hard to come by, Guice’s list of potential grocery stores, particularly affordable ones, was typically short. Then, in 2011, she learned about the Double Up Food Bucks incentive. As a recipient of the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program […]

Detroit ranks No. 1 among best cities to start a yoga studio

Detroit ranks No. 1 among best cities to start a yoga studio

Detroit is the best city to start a yoga studio. So says self-storage company SpareFoot, which teamed up with Thumbtack.com, an online service that connects consumers with skilled professionals, to do the study. Thumbtack used marketplace data to figure out which markets had the highest demand for yoga, controlling for supply. “Forget Motor City. Detroit […]

Governor’s Fitness Awards honor local veterans

Governor’s Fitness Awards honor local veterans

Like most, Travis Mills had plans. Plans for his wife and daughter. Plans for the future. Plans for a successful military career. Then those plans were waylaid when he had a “normal day at work that turned ugly.” He stepped on a bomb. And then, he couldn’t feel his arms or legs. His third tour […]

UAW-Ford’s $100,000 check helps give east side kids a place to learn and play

UAW-Ford’s $100,000 check helps give east side kids a place to learn and play

Louise Ogadinma spent much of her childhood in west side Detroit community centers. After school in her neighborhood, there was no shortage of places where she and her friends could go to spend time enjoying extracurricular activities. Now a mother in her 20s, Ogadinma is concerned other Detroit youth don’t have the opportunities she had. […]

House bill would help grocery stores bring more healthy food to underserved communities

House bill would help grocery stores bring more healthy food to underserved communities

There’s a bill sitting in the Michigan House of Representatives that, if passed, would help grocery stores in underserved communities open, expand or renovate to bring more healthy foods to those neighborhoods. The “Healthy Foods Assistance Act,” or House Bill 5180, would direct funds through a public private partnership with the Michigan Good Food Fund […]