We’re working to reduce the number of overweight people in our region by 20%. It all starts with access to healthy food and exercise.
United Way’s Healthy Meal Program serves over 800 healthy meals a day in after-school programs for at-risk kids in our region. These meals and snacks give them the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow.
Our Fit Kids project focuses on engaging youth and teens in programs that promote healthy eating and active lifestyles so they will grow up to become healthy adults.
So far: 82% of 3,371 participants have improved in at least one area on the school Fitnessgram® test that measures children’s physical fitness.
Now more than ever, our community needs you, your energy, passion, and commitment. Let’s work together as first responders to meet our community’s greatest needs.
Harvest of the Month is a set of tools and resources promoting healthy eating habits and nutrition education while showcasing locally grown produce. Its multi-functionality has allowed it to be utilized in a variety of settings – school, workplace, retail outlets, and many more.
Check back each month as we feature a new, in-season fresh fruit or vegetable that you can integrate at home, in the workplace and share with family and friends!
For the month of April, Harvest of the Month is highlighting avocados!
Reasons to eat avocado:
• A ½ cup of sliced avocado is a good source of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, folate, potassium, and vitamin K.
• Avocados are also a good source of monounsaturated fat, which is a healthy fat your body needs.
• Monounsaturated fat is an oil that helps lower the “bad” cholesterol in your body and may help raise the “good” cholesterol.
United Way’s Fit Kids project creates opportunities for kids to create healthy habits that will last into their adulthood. Youth and teens are engaged in programs and 1:1 group counseling to promote positive behavior, healthy eating and physically active lifestyles all in effort to fight what this video calls – bubble trouble.