About Healthy Options | Buffalo

A community resource to help people make more informed decisions while eating at home and dining out. Collaborates with local restaurants and food trucks to provide healthy food choices to the public. 



To learn more about the programs and resources Independent Health Foundation brings to the community please visit each tile below.


Buffalo Soccer for Success

Free after-school youth development program serving Western New York children in grades K-8. Encouraging kids in underserved areas to establish healthy habits and develop critical life skills through soccer.

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Fitness for Kids Challenge

Challenges every child to get daily exercise, proper rest and make good nutrition choices leading to healthier students, stronger bodies, focused minds and greater performance.

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Good for the Neighborhood

Empowers families in underserved neighborhoods to eat right, be active, see their doctor and live a smoke-free lifestyle by connecting them with the tools and resources needed to be healthy.

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Healthy Options | Buffalo

A community resource to help people make more informed decisions while eating in and dining out. Collaborates with local restaurants, food trucks and festivals to provide healthy food choices to the public. Coordinates cooking classes to teach healthy cooking skills and methods.

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First Night Buffalo

Families come together to engage in safe and healthy activities while ringing in the New Year at Western New York's largest drug and alcohol-free New Year's Eve celebration.

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Kids Run

Free event that encourages families to be active and fit. Includes a 1.8 mile family walk/run, a mini-dash for children aged 2-5, and a diaper derby for infants.

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Taps & Apps

A night of healthy and tasty treats that benefits the Foundation's signature programs and events.

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Growing Up Strong

Growing up Strong - Starts young children off on the right path to a healthy future by supporting families and pediatricians with the developmental needs of children from birth to age 5.

Student Peer Advocates

High school students are provided support, training, and experiences to develop the necessary skills to become respected, resilient leaders within their school and make a positive impact on the health of their student body and the community.