At the 2011 Annual Conference, we wanted to acknowledge all of the Healthy Eating and Active Living accomplishments across the state of New Hampshire; in addition to all of the inspiring goals and visions we have for future projects. We asked all participants to write on a post-it note and place it in the front of the room on a New Hampshire map. Here's what came out of that activity.
Completed or In-Progress HEAL Accomplishments
Lakes Region HEAL
- HEAL Mural on WOW Trail
- Lakes Region web based activity guide
- Movement Breaks in some Laconia Elementary School classrooms
- Motivational Interviewing training at provider practices
- Distribution of 5-2-1-0 all over community and in provider practices for their patients
- Free fruit day for all Laconia students at school
Lower Grafton / Sullivan County
- RPC Conducting food mapping and policy audits. Results TBD - intended to impact long-term development
North Conway, NH
- Established a farm to table standard. Offering organic, locally grown food through the collaboration between local farms and restaurants
- UNH is working on a statewide project now on mapping by state, county, city.
- Nutrition Education available in NH elementary schools to teach children the relationship between food and good health to fight childhood obesity
- Bedford: Winter farmers market, place hiking trails on the town website.
- To add 5 NEW restaurants in the Turn a New Leaf Program in Cheshire County by fall 2012
- ELFS Plymouth capture funding for a garden coordinator and mechanisms for perpetual support.
- Laconia: Movement Breaks in ALL Laconia classrooms
- Laconia: Gardens in daycare and schools
- Laconia: youth and public HEAL Advocacy
- PSU - DFALHC: Establish rich partnership network to advocate for "complete streets" policy in rural towns
- Mt. Washington Valley, NH: Encourage young professional involvement through community based projects.
- Inspire 65 graduates of MWV leadership to take on a community project!
- Londonderry, NH: Start a healthy living leadership program in our town or area to help young people to address today's problems in our community (obesity, energy, getting people outside)
- Bedford, NH: Enhance and extend Bedford's portion of NH's Heritage Trail.
- Continue to have discussion across professional sectors. Ie. Planning and transportation working with health and nutrition.
- Franklin: Franklin / Odell Park Committee proposes to build a fishing pier for community use. At Daniel Park, will get new playground equipment. Community Build Day is Oct 7 and 8.
- Increased interest in healthy food options
- Tina Layton, RD, Dartmouth Dietitian: Nutrition counseling should be covered by all insurance companies including Medicaid.
- Goffstown: Grow a Row for Food Pantry
- Goffstown: After School Program
- Goffstown: School Farm stand
- Goffstown: Healthy options in restaurants
- To see more people of all ages and abilities walking and bicycling in my community.
- Belmont: Help people grocery shop for healthy, economical food. Educate parents and children how to read food labels easier.
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