The Need
  • Poor diet and lack of physical activity are linked with poor health outcomes
  • including increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness experience increased difficulty in achieving a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle, exacerbating health conditions
  • Poor health is a leading cause of homelessness
Project Description
  • Students lead 30-, 60-, and 90-day courses in fitness, nutrition and food shopping
  • The program provides process quality assessment and overall improvement of life
  • LIFT is a non-profit foundation created to offer nutrition, fitness and job placement training and services to homeless individuals
Annual Student Activities
  • 8 Students per cohort
  • “Not only do they see physical improvements, but many of them also report improvements in confidence and their willingness to set and pursue goals. It’s incredible to witness when that manifests as a new job or housing opportunities.” — Molly Snyder, EVMS MD Class of 2021
Sustainable Development Goals
56 People | 1,217 Impact | 2,274 Hours | 64,913 Total Economic Impact