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Creating equitable access to healthy and
happy lives through the power of food.


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Because of the generous support from our sponsor, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, we are thrilled to be making our inaugural appearance in this year's BizTimes Media Giving Guide

We invite you to explore this year's edition to discover what sets Food For Health apart and learn more about the incredible impact we're making. Your support makes ALL the difference!

We’re Food For Health

As a Milwaukee community-based organization our vision is to create equitable access to healthy and happy lives through the power of food. We do this by preventing, managing, and reversing chronic conditions through an immersive, medically tailored meal (MTM) program serving underserved populations. We call this B3Healthy.

The problem

Wisconsinites are sick.

Diet-related disease is killing us, costing us, and is exasperated in our disadvantage communities. Our solution is the most efficacious medical intervention - wholistic Medically Tailored Meals. The very thing that is harming us, can help us. We're working to provide access to nutritious food and wellness for an optimal life, because it's a human right.

The Facts

The Facts

We’re Sick

Preventable disease causes 35% of all deaths in WI annually and is the leading cause of death.

More than 16,000 of our WI friends, family members and colleagues die from CVD (heart disease & stroke) every year.

Source: Milwaukee Health Department

65% diabetes

The Facts

It’s Costing Us

65% of WI residents have diabetes, pre-diabetes or are yet to be diagnosed.

$1.15B is spent annually on Medicaid alone on diet-related disease

Source: CDC Chronic Disease Calculator, 2010

Risk of Reduced Access to Healthy Food by Zip Code
SES zip code
Low Income
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The Facts

Lack of access is exasperated in our marginalized communities

In Milwaukee, people in low-income zip codes are at 9x greater risk of reduced access to nutritious food.

Source: Milwaukee Health Department

5 Reasons We’re Sick

Type 2 Diabetes

One in three South Eastern Wisconsinites has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. People with type 2 diabetes will likely develop heart disease, kidney disease, nerve damage and problems with oral health, vision, hearing, and mental health. Annually, a person with type 2 diabetes spends twice as much on health care as a person without.

Cardiovascular Disease

Heart Disease is the leading cause of premature death in Wisconsin. While rates have declined nationally for heart disease as a cause of death, they remain high here. At 5 percent, Milwaukee County has the state’s highest rate of premature death due to heart disease. Substantially higher percentages of African Americans and Native Americans in Milwaukee County (6.4 percent and 5.5 percent, respectively) die each year due to heart disease.


One in three eastern Wisconsin residents are obese, putting them at high risk of developing other fatal diseases. In Wisconsin, obesity is present in 89% of diabetic cases, 82% of heart disease patients, 77% of heart attack patients, 75% of depression patients, and 75% of hypertension patients.


Hypertension impacts more than 40 percent of people in eastern Wisconsin—and half don’t have it under control. Communities of color are disproportionately affected, having the highest rates of hypertension, which can lead to stroke, heart disease and other co-morbidities.

Low Birth Weight

In Milwaukee County, low birthweight babies challenge life at its start. In Milwaukee County, African American women are 40 times more likely to have low-birthweight babies (under five lbs.) than white women. Proper nutrition is a crucial factor in preventing low birthweight.

Solving the problem

Breaking down barriers

Through our first-of-its-kind, and only Wisconsin medically tailored meal program, that provides delicious medically tailored meals, health coaching, and nutrition education to economically disadvantaged individuals living with one or more diet-related disease.

Our Program