The launch of 1 in 21 Healthy Muskegon County was prompted by the low results Muskegon County received in the County Health Rankings. The County Health Rankings, produced by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, are based on a model of population health that emphasizes the many factors that, if improved, can help make communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play.

Muskegon currently ranks 68 out of 83 Michigan counties overall and 57 in Health Factors. The vision of 1 in 21 is that Muskegon will be the Healthiest County in Michigan by 2021. It is an ambitious goal, but one that can be achieved if we all work together!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is 1 in 21?
One in 21 is a community initiative, launched by Muskegon Rotary Club to help get Muskegon healthier! We work with many partners in the community including schools, healthcare providers, businesses, nonprofits, community gardens, youth programs, fitness centers and community members like you!
How Can I Participate?
There are lots of ways to participate in the 1 in 21 movement! You can join an action team, participate in the Seaway Run, take part in your company’s workplace wellness program, or create your own personal plan towards a healthier lifestyle. Be sure to check out our resources page for inspiration!
Where can I find health resources?
You can find health resources here: https://1in21.org/resources
We’re lucky in Muskegon to have a wide variety of resources. Free opportunities such as swimming in the clean and fresh Lake Michigan, or paddling one of our many rivers (Muskegon, White, Rouge). We also have a variety of running clubs, fitness centers, and more. See them all at https://1in21.org/resources!

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Thinking ahead for your fall schedule? Be a coach for Total Trek Quest - TTQ!

Thinking ahead for your fall schedule? Be a coach for Total Trek Quest - TTQ!Our fall season for Total Trek Quest is around the corner! Become a volunteer coach today and help us recruit coaches within your community! Great Reasons to Coach: - Engage in healthy choices with your child/youth in your community - Be part of a co-coaching partnership (2 coaches with 5-15 boys) - A team of TTQ staff to support you throughout the season - Run, Inspire, Challenge, Assist the TTQ boys in achieving their goals Additional Details: - Season dates: Sept 9- Nov 9th (18 practices, and a final 5k event) - Practices held 2 days per week for 90 minutes; practices start at the end of the school day, so time varies by school (can coach one day/week) - Coaches can be any gender - You do not need to be an experienced runner - just willing to be active and participate in physical activity during practices - All materials and supplies are provided to you along with a thorough coach training ... See MoreSee Less

Our friends at Muskegon County MSU Extension 4-H shared this great summer learning opportunity for teens. Explore health related fields and learn about nutrition, physical and emotional health through hands-on activities - all on MSUs campus!

https://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?eventID=F0948679036639DF9C61259E0DC0BE68A2887C787B8BA7793F3F0D6AE6B36E80

Our friends at Muskegon County MSU Extension 4-H shared this great summer learning opportunity for teens. Explore health related fields and learn about nutrition, physical and emotional health through hands-on activities - all on MSU's campus!

events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?eventID=F0948679036639DF9C61259E0DC0BE68A2887C787B8BA7793F3F0D6AE6B3...
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Did you know?

Fruits and vegetables fill you up with their fiber. Most have very few calories. So … eat more, lose more, right? Yeah, actually. It can be that simple, if they replace higher-calorie foods. So why don’t we do it?

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High-fiber foods generally take longer to chew. This gives your body time to register when you’re no longer hungry, so you’re less likely to overeat. And high-fiber foods tend to make you feel full longer, so you won’t be as ravenous later.

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High-fiber foods generally take longer to chew. This gives your body time to register when you’re no longer hungry, so you’re less likely to overeat. And high-fiber foods tend to make you feel full longer, so you won’t be as ravenous later.

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