Healthy Kids U.P. was introduced in 2017 as a way to combat the childhood obesity epidemic and to coordinate and support school programming in a rural setting. Funded by a Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, Healthy Kids U.P. started out as a partnership between local Health Departments in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University Extension, and local intermediate school districts. The project quickly evolved into a U.P. community resource guide for schools and community partners launching in October 2019.
The Upper Peninsula of Michigan has always had a soft spot in our hearts, so when we had a chance to build a website to help kids in the U.P., we jumped at it. This was our second Michigan State Extension project and it provided unique challenges. The vision was to create a searchable resource for people looking to support their kids. We built an interactive map feature to help people to find resources closest to them.
Custom Workflow, Customizable Content, Portfolio, Searchable Database
Contact Form, Interactive Map, Testimonials