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Andrew J. Ginther
Hearcel F. Craig
Zachary M. Klein
A. Troy Miller
Michelle M. Mills
Eileen Y. Paley
Priscilla R. Tyson
Columbus › Public Health › Institute for Active Living
The Institute for Active Living was created in 2008 to reduce and prevent chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes by increasing our residents' access to physical activity and nutritious food.
Imagine a neighborhood with sidewalks leading to local markets and grocery stores, where you can safely ride your bike or walk to school, work and around your neighborhood.
The personal and collective choices we make are shaped by the options we have. Together, we can make Columbus a more active, vibrant city.
The Institute for Active Living partners with other Columbus Public Health programs to support nutritious food, physical activity and community design:
Enjoy nutritious, fresh and local food.
Move every day.
is donor-advised fund in the Columbus Foundation to support the Institute's work.
The fund is guided by an
External Advisory Committee
Green City Bikes
Lifestyle Family Fitness Partnership
Kicks for Kids Soccer Club at the White House
Jarod from Subway Event
Institute for Active Living Press Release
Bike Laws (Courtesy of Consider Biking)
Get Active Columbus
Kids and Nature
Columbus Walking Maps
Local Food Systems
Farmers Markets in Central Ohio
Cities for Cycling - National Association of City Transportation Officials
Children active in the North of Broad community garden sponsored by the Columbus Housing Partnership. Grant funds helped to purchase a rain-harvesting system.