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Work, school, neighborhood – Minnesota communities are getting healtier through smart food and fitness choices.

Gardening and Farmers Markets

City of Minneapolis Resources for Gardeners

Gardening Matters

Homegrown Minneapolis

Minneapolis Community Gardens

Minneapolis Farmer’s Markets

Midtown Farmers Market

Northeast Farmers Market


Parks and Recreation

Bicycling in Minneapolis

Bike Walk Twin Cities

Bike Walk Move

City of Minneapolis Bike Walk Ambassador Program

City of Minneapolis – Bicycling in Minneapolis

City of Minneapolis – Walking in Minneapolis

Nice Ride Minnesota

Midtown Bike Center

Minneapolis Bicycle Program

Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board



Minneapolis Active Commuting

National Center for Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School National Partnership


Local Initiatives

Communities Putting Prevention to Work

Specific information available:

  • Nice Ride on the Northside Community Engagement Report
  • Wayfinding signs map
  • Parks – Year 1 Summary (general and park specific)
  • EBT Year 1 Evaluation
  • EBT Year 1 Lessons Learned Summary
  • Hubs application/brochure
  • 2011 EBT at Farmers Markets flyer
  • 2011 EBT at Farmers Markets brochure
  • Safe Routes to School Observation and Assessment Tool
  • Urban Agriculture Policy Plan


Homegrown Minneapolis

Specific information available:


  • Community gardens pilot program and map
  • Community kitchen inventory
  • Local food business training and financing toolkit
  • List of Minneapolis farmers markets

Statewide Health Improvement Program

Specific information available:

  • SHIP map of interventions
  • Information on specific projects (Healthy Corner Stores, Active Recess, Healthy Clinics, Healthy Food and Physical Activity at Child Care sites, Smoke-Free multi-unit housing)



State and National Resources and Initiatives

Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota

Department of Natural Resources

Eat Well Work Well
Healthy Kids, Focused Students
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Minnesota Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School Program
Minnesota Department of Transportation Bicycling Safety
Minnesota Farm-to-School Programs
Minnesota Recreation & Park Association
Let’s Move
National Center for Safe Routes to School
Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) National Initiative
University of Minnesota Extension