Mini-Grant Recipient Success Stories: Jupiter Elementary School

In 2016 - 2017 Jupiter Elementary School was awarded a Healthier Jupiter Mini Grant to install the Irrigation System for the Jupiter Elementary School Garden.

With the improvements made to the Jupiter Elementary School Garden students learned to grow and create recipes for healthy vegetables and herbs. Students were able to taste foods they grew in their own school garden. The school also created an after school garden club to support the garden. The improvements allows the school to have multiple planting and harvesting opportunities each school year to reach students about growing and eating healthy foods.

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Jupiter Elementary School’s Irrigation System for their School Garden project contributed to Healthier Jupiter’s focus area to support changes in the built environment and communities policies that promote equitable opportunities for healthy living, especially focusing on increasing availability and affordability of fresh, healthy foods .

About Healthier Jupiter’s 2019-2020 Mini-Grant Program

Healthier Jupiter, a community initiative founded to address health and quality of life issues, for the fourth year in a row, Healthier Jupiter will offer Mini Grants to impact the health of our community. The goal of the Mini Grants is to fund innovative projects that have measurable impact and can create meaningful, transformative change in the health, wellness and success of the greater Jupiter community. The grants will allow civic organizations, churches, temples, schools, government entities and nonprofits to fund pilot ideas to improve our collective community health in one of four focus areas:

  1. Increase the availability and affordability of fresh, healthy foods;

  2. Help individuals become more physically active on a regular basis;

  3. Encourage people to engage mentally and physically to practice healthy behaviors; and/or

  4. Support changes in the built environment and community policies that promote equitable opportunities for healthy living.

For more information about Healthier Jupiter’s Mini-Grant Program please visit Here you can learn about past recipients, get some great inspiration from innovative ideas from around the country, and submit an interest form (which is required to submit a grant).

Healthier Jupiter is funded through a generous grant from Palm Health Foundation in partnership with Jupiter Medical Center, as part of the countywide Healthier Together Initiative.