Institute for Active Living

Program Information


The Institute for Active Living was created in 2008 to reduce and prevent chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes by developing strategies to increase healthy eating and physical activity and helping community partners implement them. 

Initiatives

The Institute for Active Living creates a more active, healthy city through: NoBo Community Garden Girl  

HEALTHY FOOD

  • Providing support and resources to more than 100 community gardens
  • Supporting access to nutritious food through Produce to Pantry program
  • Partnering with Community Kitchen to create cooking demonstrations and nutrition education for families

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY KCC

  • Providing bicycles for kids and opportunities for play  
    • Partnering with Walk with a Doc and other community walking clubs and programs
    • Linking families to tools and knowledge on how to get moving in their own neighborhoods: www.getactivecolumbus.com     

    Get Involved

    You can help; become a volunteer or donor and support Active Living. We currently engage more than 50 area partners and would love to add you to our list!

    Our Foundation

    The Foundation  is donor-advised fund in the Columbus Foundation to support the Institute's work.  

    Investments include:

    • Columbus Public Health programs
    • Health Advisory Committees
    • Non-profit organizations

    Resources & Links

    Location, Hours, Contact

    Location

    Columbus Public Health
    240 Parsons Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Hours

    Mon - Fri
    8:30 am - 6:00 pm

    Contact

    Barb Seckler
    (614) 645-4798
    bjseckler@columbus.gov