Healthy Living at Kalamazoo Valley

Healthy Living at Kalamazoo Valley

We are in the midst of a health crisis. Poor health impacts our well-being and our economy. Lack of access to affordable healthy foods, and the resulting poor dietary choices, contribute to the onset of preventable diseases and a reduced quality of life. In Kalamazoo County, over 63% of adults are overweight or obese. Across Michigan, more than $3 billion is spent annually on medical costs associated with diet-related health conditions.

Meanwhile, food production causes more than half of all water pollution in the U.S. and at least 9% of the greenhouse gas emissions that lead to climate change, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.