Project Healthy Lifestyle started as a project that was funded by a grant sponsored by United Healthcare and Youth Service America. The United Health Heroes grant funded a project to create a Healthy Lifestyle Handbook. The grantee Mikeila Nienaber is a Master Teacher passionate about the topics of healthy living. She enlisted youth volunteers from her community to commit to a three month semester long service learning project. These young volunteers worked very hard to research and create the Healthy Lifestyle Handbook.
After the Project was completed Mikeila’s vision became apparent that Project Healthy Lifestyle should continue on as a non-profit committed to helping people to live healthier lives. Mikeila already was working on developing websites aimed to help teach people about the topics of healthy living from a holistic point of view. What is a holistic point of view? It is addressing the whole person from the inside out. This means being fit in all ways from physical fitness to personal fitness. By turning Project Healthy Lifestyle into a non profit more people can educate themselves because the services provided will be funded by donations from private and public donors. If you feel you want to help you can donate here on this website. Even the smallest donations can make a big difference!
The categories developing for Project Healthy Lifestyle so far are linked to this website. They will be teaching topics that engage the learners to participate in their own learning. For example, Healthy Power Cooking will teach people about healthy ingredients to use to create a healthy meal. The content will encourage the learner to share ideas of what they came up with to prepare these ingredients. Learning happens best when action is required to enforce new ideas.
There will also be classes offered to the community. These classes will be created by the interest encouraged by the community. The topics will be well defined and narrow so the learner can walk away feeling like they can succeed in doing the new discipline. It is exciting how much knowledge can change behaviors. People can make better choices when they have knowledge to help guide their decisions. This is the mission of Project Healthy Lifestyle to empower people to live healthier lives through knowledge!