One of the initiatives of the Green Mountain United Way, includes Health.
While Vermont continues to be a leader in health, obesity rates here and across the country have been steadily increasing over the last ten years. Almost a quarter of adults in Vermont are obese, and obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers continue to be the leading causes of death in Vermont. Research proves that consuming adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables and exercising the recommended amount of 30 minutes per day can prevent obesity.
Green Mountain United Way is encouraging communities to join our Building Healthy Communities initiatives throughout the five counties we serve to improve access to healthy foods and physical activity opportunities. Through partnerships with hospitals, clinics, education institutions, businesses, municipalities and other groups, we are working together to create community environments that support individuals and families in living healthy lifestyles.
For more information on Green Mountain United Way’s work in the area of Healthy Living, please contact:
- Caledonia and Southern Essex Counties: Nelson Baker, 802-745-0101, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Orange and Washington Counties: Jane Bradley, 802-802-622-8056, email@example.com
- Orleans and Northern Essex Counties: Madeleine C. Roy, 802-647-2148, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Learn how you can engage volunteers to help achieve United Way’s goal to increase the number of healthy youth and adults in the community. From setting up cooking stations and activities, to teaching children and their parents about nutrition, volunteers at family teaching kitchens play an important role in creating healthier communities.
Do you like to cook? Learn how you can engage volunteers to help achieve United Way’s goal to increase the number of healthy youth and adults. Whether setting up cooking stations and activities, teaching children and their parents about nutrition, or packing grocery bags for participants to take home after class, volunteers at family teaching kitchens play an important role in creating healthier communities.