LACONIA — As National Kids to Parks Day on Saturday, May 18 approaches, improvements to Wyatt Park are underway as part of the Wyatt Park-South End Community Revitalization Project. The project, supported by Lakes Region HEAL and the City of Laconia, includes extensive pans to renovate the park and immediate surroundings.
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The second Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids' "State Dinner" invites parents or guardians and their children, ages 8-12, to create and submit an original lunch recipe that is healthy, affordable, and tasty. Winners will fly to the White House to taste their creations.
Across the city of Nashua, dozens of youth and local church volunteers crowded around the Police Athletic League building to revitalize and beautify the area during The Big Day of Serving national event. The beautification of the Ledge Street neighborhood was made possible through a HEAL Community Grant.
Last summer, there were 40 work sites on the pledge sheet to become healthier. Today, there are nearly 70. The pledge all of these Cheshire County companies and organizations made starting in the spring of 2012 was to be "organizational champions" as part of the Vision 2020 initiative launched by Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene to be the healthiest community in the nation by the year 2020.
The Southern California city of Baldwin Park, a working-class community, predominantly Latino, saw an 8 percent reduction in overweight children from 2005 to 2010, based on school fitness data for grades 5, 7 and 9.
Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC) is seeking a consultant with Health Impact Assessment expertise to provide Health Impact Assessment training and support to NRPC staff as they conduct the two Health Impact Assessments
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