About SPROUT

The SPROUT Coalition is a group of community organizations, institutions and community members that have come together to address the issue of childhood obesity in Genesee County. Currently, one in three children in the United States is either overweight or obese. The City of Flint was recently named one of the top five mose obese cities in the United States.

Together we will improve the health and well-being of Genesee County children and families by raising awareness of this issue in our community. We are working to change the environments in which individuals make decisions about their health.

By changing policies, we can provide access to healthy foods, provide safe places for children to play, promote community gardens, improve access to health care and promote healthy eating and active living.