Allina Health named three nonprofits programs in Owatonna that received Healthy Activity Grants. There were a total of 59 organizations named.

The application process was open to community nonprofits and local government organizations to start or strengthen programs.

The three Owatonna programs received $6,500.

  • United Way of Steele County: Zumba activity classes for Somali women that will meet for six weeks.
  • Centro Campesino: Bi-weekly classes, field visits, conferences and workshops will meet in July through the end of the year for 25 community members.
  • South Central Human Relations Center: To improve independent living skills, "Cooking Matters" will teach adults with mental health needs how to cook nutritious meals on a budget.

The grants have been used for yoga, wellness programs in an emergency shelter and planting community gardens

The grants ranged from $400 to $10,000. The program, Neighborhood Health Connection, was developed by Allina Health to improve communities with healthy eating, physical activities and social connections.

This press release was sent by Allina Health of Owatonna.