FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 23, 2021

Contact:
Amy Burton, HKHM Coalition Director
Phone: (517) 896-0264
Email: amyburton@healthykidsmi.org

Mary Moomaw Named Chair of Healthy Kids Healthy Michigan

Lansing, MI – The largest coalition addressing issues of obesity, access to healthy foods and the overall health of Michigan’s Children has named Mary Moomaw Chair of ‘Healthy Kids Healthy Michigan (HKHM)’. As Chair of HKHM, Moomaw will help navigate the coalition’s Steering Committee through challenges and opportunities that emerge, with health disparities being the highest priority during the current pandemic.

Mary Moomaw has been a nonprofit leader for more than 35 years and is currently Senior Project Manager with the Michigan Fitness Foundation. She is engaged with projects focusing on community building, partnership development, pedestrian safety, food security, food access, and physical activity promotion.

“I am looking forward to engaging with Healthy Kids Healthy Michigan,” said Moomaw, “and am committed to improving the health of Michigan’s youngest residents and the communities in which they live, learn, eat, and play.” Her passion for health equity and social justice informs all her pursuits. Her previous experiences include the Michigan Community Service Commission, Michigan Nonprofit Association, YMCA, and Girl Scouts, among others. Mary lives and works out of Grand Rapids and in her free time enjoys bicycling, golfing, gardening, and walking.

Healthy Kids Healthy Michigan is a 501c4 organization comprised of health, education, and childhood advocates focused on public policy campaigns including legislation to increase healthier food access in low-income communities, increasing quality and variety of fresh produce in school districts, and strengthening requirements for K-8 Health and physical education.

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