Are There Grants for Food and Nutrition to Manage Health?

Many of us take our health for granted until it’s gone. It’s easy to do in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. For most of us in our 20’s, health may not even be a second thought. Important decisions like choosing a career path, living arrangements, and paying bills tend to be at the forefront of our inner dialog. Unfortunately, as most 30, 40, and 50 year olds know, the habits of our youth will haunt us as we grow older. As we age, we can experience health issues ranging from simple lack of sleep to debilitating chronic illness. The good news? It’s never too late to start prioritizing our health and making positive changes. Taking proactive steps can usually help mitigate future health challenges. What’s more, it allows us to enjoy a higher quality of life as we age. Investing in our health today ensures a brighter and more vibrant tomorrow. GrantWatch is invested in the overall health of communities and the individuals and families that reside within them. Read on to learn how you can raise awareness in your community for health and nutrition by utilizing food and nutrition grants and encouraging community involvement!

Your Health Is In Your Hands

Do you know how to read food nutrition labels when making your nutritional choices? Many consumers find nutrition labels to be daunting, but it is an essential skill to learn. If you are concerned about your health or the health of your community, it’s time to act! Did you know that there are health and nutrition grants that can help? Indeed, there are. However, you need a two-pronged approach. First, begin at home. We all know how easy it is to fall into the routine of buying fast food and processed food. Find ways to shop and cook smarter, cutting out one processed food at a time and clipping coupons. Then branch out to your friends and family. Adopt a health routine that is manageable for you and share.

Build Awareness While Improving Your Health

Have we inspired you? If so the list below will help you on your journey.

  1. Support Farmers Markets – Buy from local growers. It not only helps your health but also the community when you support local farmers.
  2. Join A Community Garden – More and more large cities now offer community gardens. They help urban citizens source healthy foods.
  3. Regular Check-Ups – Regardless of insurance status, research local medical professionals for viable options.
  4. Mental Health Check – Check in with yourself regularly. Mental health is just as important as physical health.
  5. Limit Eating Processed Foods – Find healthy substitutes for your favorite snacks to limit processed foods.
  6. Do Your Research – Know what’s in your food. Learn to read labels. Then take it a step further and understand what the ingredient are.
  7. Grow Herbs at Home – Herbs are not only tasty but many commonly used herbs such as oregano and rosemary have health benefits.
  8. Volunteer – Did you know that helping others makes you feel better? There are many opportunities to volunteer for a cause you believe in.
  9. Build Awareness – Participate in a walkathon or marathon by searching for events in your community. This builds awareness.
  10. Stay Mobile – Because many of us are behind a computer at work, it is more than ever critical to find ways to stay physically active.

Grants For Health & Nutrition

Building a sustainable pipeline of grants is the best way to secure funding for your organization. Locate health and nutrition grants using the Grant Search tool. Build a grant pipeline by adding grants of interest to your My Grant Calendar. Cut down your research time by using the My Grant Alerts feature to create alerts for grants of interest. If you would like to hire a professional grant writer to research and apply for grants for you, visit to post a classified ad. If you dedicate time and resources to applying for grants regularly, you will likely secure the funding you need.

  1. Community Grants – Grants of up to $50,000 to benefit local communities. Eligible programs may fall into one of the following focus areas: awareness and disease prevention; and education and health equity.
  2.  Employment in the Food Industry – Grants of up to $10,000 for programs to help individuals gain employment in the food industry. Funding is intended to help expand existing programs, improve facilities, improve teaching, improve employer partnerships, and add certifications.
  3. Specialty Crops –  Grants for agricultural products such as dried fruit, fruits and vegetables, nursery crops, horticulture, and tree nuts. Specifically, smaller farms and ranches, new and beginning farmers and ranchers, underserved producers, veteran producers, and/or underserved communities.
  4. Health Programs – Grants of up to $50,000 for health programs that benefit residents in eligible counties. Priority funding is intended for projects that impact Obesity and Diabetes Prevention; however, the Foundation will consider funding for all types of health-related initiatives.
  5. Health-Related Grant – Grants of up to $10,000 for health-related activities that address the needs of local residents in communities served by the funding source. Areas of focus include mental health and substance misuse; physical activity, nutrition, and weight; and maternal and infant health.

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Don’t forget to get your copy of The Queen of Grants: From Teacher to Grant Writer to CEO, by Libby Hikind.

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