Supporting the Food and Fitness Policy Project of the Mvskoke Food Sovereignty Initiative in Oklahoma

The Foundation's program, Communities Creating Healthy Environments: Improving Access to Healthy Foods and Safe Places to Play in Communities of Color, was designed to build state and national momentum to reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity through strategic investment in those communities most affected.This project, based in Indian Country, will collect and compile local data as the basis of a policy campaign for food and fitness advocacy. Other deliverables include creation of a Mvskoke Food and Fitness policy logic model and action plan; model policy development for the Muscogee Creek National Council to increase funding for physical fitness and access to healthy foods; hosting an annual Food and Fitness Forum to support policy development and citizen engagement; and the development of a procurement policy allowing purchase of locally produced food by tribal food services.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $245,419.00

Awarded on: 10/14/2010

Time frame: 10/15/2010 - 10/14/2013

Grant Number: 68256


Mvskoke Food Sovereignty Initiative

100 East 7th Street, Suite 101
Okmulgee, 74447-4606


Rita Williams
Project Director