National Basketball Players Association and Tom Gores’ FlintNOW Partner With Pediatric Public Health Initiative to Improve Access to Healthy Food for Flint Families

June 1, 2016 - MSUToday

Flint families will have better access to healthy food, thanks to a partnership between the NBPA, FlintNOW and the MSU-Hurley Children's Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative. The partnership includes 8,000 “nutrition backpacks” which will be distributed on June 6 to Flint public school children in grades K-6. Each bag will include three $5 Flint Farmers’ Market gift certificates, information about healthy eating, data-gr-id="1131" id="1131">nutrition and lead, and a mini basketball. Every $5 certificate redeemed will be rewarded on site with a second $5 gift certificate for a later visit to encourage families to build sustainable healthy eating habits, bringing the total value of each bag to $30.

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