New CEO will lead Common Ground Health and Healthi Kids
Community leader and New York State Regent Wade Norwood will succeed Trilby de Jung as CEO of Common Ground Health, the region's health planning organization. Healthi Kids is an initiative of Common Ground Health.
Currently chief strategy officer for Common Ground Health, Norwood has served for more than three decades in public office, education and regional health improvement. His appointment, effective July 13, was unanimously approved by the Common Ground Health Board of Directors in January. De Jung will rejoin her family in Portland, Oregon, after her youngest son graduates from high school. Learn more: https://www.commongroundhealth.org/wade-norwood-to-succeed-trilby-de-jung-as-ceo-of-common-ground-health.
Compeer finds success with worksite wellness
Healthier kids need healthier role models. When kids see adults practicing what they preach, they are more likely to want to practice healthy behaviors themselves. That's why Healthi Kids has been working with youth serving organizations like Compeer Rochester (http://compeerrochester.org) to promote healthy living among its staff.
Compeer's work with Healthi Kids has helped them get creative about incorporating healthy habits for staff into their day to day activities. Recently, their staff developed a healthy meeting policy that favors healthier foods and activity breaks. The policy also asks staff to model healthy behaviors. By applying the new policy to workshops and events, Compeer increased access to healthier foods and physical activity for more than 250 youth and families it serves.
For details on worksite wellness, contact Hannah Shippee at Hannah.firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-224-3152.
Speed limit campaign continues
Did you know that a car going 30 miles per hour needs 40 feet to stop, while a car going 25 miles per hour can stop in 30 feet? Shorter stops might save a child's life. That is one of the messages Healthi Kids advocates have shared with Rochester's City Council over the past few months.
Healthi Kids and Reconnect Rochester are leading a campaign to lower the speed limit on residential streets to 25 miles per hour. Go to: http://cqrcengage.com/healthikids/app/write-a-letter?4&engagementId=403633 to voice your support for safer speed limits. To join Healthi Kids at 6:30 p.m. March 20 for the next Speak to Council session, contact Mike Bulger at email@example.com or call 585-224-3171.
Action alert: Rochester seeks feedback on its new master plan
Share your vision for a playable city as Rochester creates a new master plan: http://www.cityofrochester.gov/comprehensiveplan/ . The plan will guide future policy, zoning and land use in the city. Take a short survey to speak up for kids in the master plan. You can share with city officials your ideas of how we can make Rochester a safer place for kids to walk, bike and play. Take the survey here: https://rochester2034survey.metroquest.com/ . To learn more about Healthi Kids' work to put kids first in the city's master plan contact Jenn Beideman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 585-224.3151.
Greater Rochester airport to become more playful
Thanks to the Strong Museum of Play and Monroe County for continuing to build a playful county for kids. The museum will design, construct and maintain two free interactive play areas at the airport. Throughout our PlayROCs campaign, Healthi Kids and our advocates have called for the creation of playful elements in every day spaces. We are looking forward to playing along the way when this innovative project is complete in the fall. Learn more: http://www.rocrenovation.com/news/2018-02-14-dinolfo-new-strong-national-museum-play-zones-cleared-takeoff-roc-airport .
Parents for Healthy Kids Grants:
Does your PTO or PTA have ideas on how to make your school healthier? Action for Healthy Kids is offering school grants that will support physical activity and healthier food at school. Your school could be awarded up to $1,000 for your initiative. Applications are due April 6. Get details here: http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/tools-for-schools/apply-for-grants .
Mark your calendar:
Did you know eating breakfast at school can help fuel learning? National School Breakfast week takes place from March 5 - 9. Get tips to celebrate here: https://schoolnutrition.org/Meetings/Events/NSBW/2018/ .
Find us on social media for more Healthi Kids updates as we advocate for healthier more active kids in Rochester and Monroe County. Tell us your vision for a Playable Rochester #PlayROCs
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