Latest updates 10/10/2018 We're pleased to announce funding opportunities to launch FoodFit programming in your community. FoodFit is a healthy eating and exercise program that was developed by Community Food Centres Canada and has been successfully implemented by several organizational partners across Canada. FoodFit is targeted at people living on a low income and brings groups together to learn new food skills, set achievable goals and inspire them to make measurable changes towards a healthier lifestyle. The 12-week program combines fun, hands-on cooking sessions and food-based activities, easy-to-understand nutrition information, group exercise, shared meals, self-directed individual and group goal-setting, and reflection and feedback loops that monitor and reinforce individual and group progress. Though a motivating environment and supportive group dynamic, FoodFit helps participants make lasting changes to their health by walking, choosing more fruit and vegetables, and gaining practical cooking skills. Results to date show significant changes to the health and well-being of participants. FoodFit curricula target either adults or youth, ages 13 to 19. Successful organizational grant recipients will receive funding to staff, implement, and evaluate eight sessions of FoodFit programing plus alumni drop-in sessions over the span of two years. Successful grant recipients will receive two years of funding to staff, implement, and evaluate eight rounds of FoodFit programming plus alumni drop-in sessions over the grant term. FoodFit facilitators at each grantee organization are trained by CFCC to deliver the FoodFit program and are committed to providing feedback and input for program improvements. Number of grants available: 4 Term of grant: 2 years Amount of each grant: $40,000 ($25,000 to be spent in year 1, $15,000 to be spent in year 2) Application deadline: by Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST. For more details about the grant and requirements please refer to 2019 FoodFit Grant Guideline. Organizations that are interested in applying, can download the 2019 Grant Application Package. Learn more about FoodFit, its impact and approach in the FoodFit 2017 Program Report. Should you have questions or wish to discuss your proposal, please contact: Alissa Vieth, Special Project Manager - FoodFit, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-531-8826 ext. 265 We build health, belonging and social justice in low-income communities across Canada through the power of food. These grants are made possible through generous funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Multisectoral Partnership Grants Program and matching funds from other sources. This grant opportunity is open to any organization that meets the eligibility requirements but our priority will be to current Good Food Organizations.