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Nonprofits win grants to advertise diet fairness

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Ken Hayward. Courtesy Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Five local nonprofits will receive grants to improve health equity through Michigan’s local food systems.

Set to begin in January, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will provide $650,000 in grants to 14 Michigan nonprofits for their efforts to address disparities in food and nutrition. West Michigan organizations to be awarded grant funding include Access of West Michigan, Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association, Community Action House, Barry County Community Foundation and R.I.S.E. Corp.

“We are proud to partner with these grant recipients who are dedicated to improving access to healthy, nutrient-rich food, which addresses an important social determinant of health, prevents chronic diseases and leads to better overall health and well-being,” said Ken Hayward, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan vice…

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