The HEAL team is excited about the prospects 2015 holds for HEAL NH and its partners to build on the six-year foundation of collaborative efforts that began with the launch of the 2008 Healthy Eating Active Living Action Plan for New Hampshire. We now have a new roadmap - the five-year Healthy People Healthy Places Plan - and we are already off and running.
Monadnock Menus is hosting an annual meeting to develop their program on Wednesday, January 28th. Its purpose is to provide schools and other institutions throughout Cheshire County and the western Monadnock Region with easy access to local foods grown and made in the region.
HEAL's communications efforts will continue to help support the work being accomplished by HEAL and its partners at the community and state levels in several ways.
For the first time in its history, HEAL has an Active Living Coordinator which has helped our active transportation work take off. Nik Coates, formerly a regional planner who specialized in bicycle and pedestrian planning with communities, started at HEAL in December 2013 and it immediately established our expanding active transportation program.