The Food & Fitness Planning meetings, which are held the third Thursday of each month, will provide an opportunity for citizens in each of our five counties to begin a grassroots collaboration to look at three issues:
1) Local Food System – Are local healthy foods available and being eaten by the children, youth and adults in our communities?
2) Physical Activity – Are there built environments and safe spaces available for play for children, youth and adults in our community?
3) Health – What can we do as a community to improve the overall health and well-being of our children, youth and adults in our community?
In the county planning meetings, citizens will begin to develop a plan to create system change to get to the root problems of children’s health issues such as obesity, diabetes, poor nutrition and lack of safe play spaces.