Manistique Awarded for Helping Community Live Healthy Life

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Great Lakes Radio NewsMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)The City of Manistique is receiving a $25,000 prize in recognition of its community partnership to help people live healthy lives.

The community is one of six winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “Roadmaps to Health” Prize. Manistique was chosen because of the community’s innovative plans getting all people to play a role in the community’s health.

Partnering with the Sault Tribe Strategic Alliance for Health Project, the community is focusing on improving the health of the entire population by increasing the opportunity for healthy choices. The community is hosting a Farmer’s Market; creating a non-motorized transportation plan to increase safe walking and biking; and instituting a coordinated school health plan to provide kids with healthy breakfasts and physical education.

The other communities honored are in California, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Minnesota.

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