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The B. Healthy Coalition was formed in April of 2012 as a result of the Community Health Needs Assessment, which found obesity prevention as one of the community health needs in Barry County. This coalition is a partnership among Spectrum Health Pennock and the Barry-Eaton District Health Department and involves community participation from a variety of supporters.
The overarching goal of the B.Healthy Coalition is to reduce the obesity rate among Barry County residents to be at or lower than State of Michigan average according to the County Health rankings. Through a focus on policy and environmental change the B. Healthy coalition has an aim to make the “healthy choice the easy choice,” and to increase awareness of a healthy lifestyle and how that helps to support and promote overall physical and mental health.
"Our mission is to foster an active, healthy community by creating policy and environmental changes that make the healthy choice the easy choice for all Barry County residents."
B. Healthy Coalition recognized for outstanding community outreach
The Food Bank Council of Michigan (FBCM) presented B. Healthy Coalition of Barry County with the Beacon of Light award. This award is to recognize individuals or groups that are a source of inspiration to others in the food banking. Led by Lauren Cibor, community health promotion specialist at Barry-Eaton District Health Department, and Janine Dalman, executive director of Spectrum Health Pennock Foundation, the coalition fosters an active, healthy community by creating policy and environmental changes that make the healthy choice the easy choice for all Barry County residents.
Pictured Left to Right: Patti Parker, Food Bank of South Central Michigan; Bill Schute, then director of Michigan Department of Agriculture; Janine Dalman, Executive Director Spectrum Health Foundation Pennock and co-chair B. Healthy; Lauren Cibor, Health Educator, BEDHD and co-chair B. Healthy; Dr. Phil Knight, FBCM executive director