The Morris Healthy Eating team was organized in 2009 to make fruits and vegetables and other healthy foods more available and accessible on the University of Minnesota, Morris campus, in Morris, and in Stevens County. Morris Healthy Eating connects leaders in education, healthcare, and the food system with community collaborators to improve our community’s food environment.
The Morris Healthy Eating initiative is led by the University of Minnesota, Morris Office of Student Affairs, in partnership with:
- Sodexo—campus dining services provider
- Stevens Community Medical Center
- Pomme de Terre Food Co-op
- Pride of the Prairie Local Foods Initiative—led by the University of Minnesota West Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnership
A number of campus and community groups—with critical resources—continue to join the Morris Healthy Eating Initiative as the project develops.
Morris Healthy Eating is designed with 1,800 University of Minnesota, Morris students at its core. Efforts will also as support healthy eating for Morris faculty and staff, their families, and all 5,000 Morris residents. Stevens County and greater west central Minnesota residents who work, shop, and seek services in Morris, the county seat and one of the largest communities in the region, will also benefit from a healthier food environment.