FoodFit is a 12-week program for low-income community members who experience barriers around healthy eating and physical activity but who are motivated to make lasting changes to their health. The program combines fun, hands-on cooking sessions and food-based activities with take-home recipes, 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. The program also collects biometric indicators at the start and end of the program, and provides pedometers so participants can monitor daily steps. FoodFit respects the limits of people’s circumstances, and aims to give participants simple, useful tools to navigate an increasingly complex food environment.

FoodFit was developed with input from a medical doctor, nutritionists, Community Food Centres Canada staff, and community members. It’s offered by several Canadian organizations, including The Local Community Food Centre in Stratford, The Table Community Food Centre in Perth, Interior Community Services in Kamloops, BC, and Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Associatio in Calgary, AB. 

Find out more about the significant impacts of FoodFit: Read Peggy's Story and Gord and Tanya's Story

Details of the grant

 There are two types of FoodFit programs: FoodFit for adults, and FoodFit for youth (ages 13 to 19). We are accepting grant applications for adult, youth or a combination of both programs. 
Successful grant recipients receive funding to staff, implement, and evaluate eight sessions of FoodFit programming plus alumni drop-in sessions over the span of two years.
As of 2017, Community Food Centres Canada has distributed 15 FoodFit grants to partner organizations across the country. FoodFit grants have been made available through generous funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Multi-sectoral Partnership Grants Program and matching funds from other sources.
Support the FoodFit program: Donate to Community Food Centres Canada

Thanks to StepsCount for providing 400 discounted medical grade pedometers to support the 2016 FoodFit programs! You're helping us get people moving.