Physical Activity, Nutrition and Weight Status

Healthy Franklin County Physical Activity, Nutrition and Weight Status Taskforce

Healthy Franklin County Physical Activity, Nutrition and Weight Status Taskforce is composed of key community leaders from the education, health, faith, business, nonprofit, and local government sectors. Our goal is to create and support healthy behaviors and lifestyles through education, awareness, programming, and access to services. These key leaders continue to identify value in identifying and strengthening efforts to address health and health care needs from a collective perspective. Priorities identified: Health Equity/Social Determinants; Access to Care; Physical Activity, Nutrition and Weight Status; Behavioral Health; Early Childhood Education; and Adolescent Health.

Note: The Nutrition Taskforce and Physical Activity Taskforce combined in September 2019 into the Nutrtion, Physical Activity and Weight Status Task Force. With this transition, the Built Environment Work Group and Food Insecurity Work Group disbanded. A new taskforce to address food insecurity was also created.

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Healthy Franklin County Physical Activity, nutrition and weight status Taskforce

Co-led by Barb Houpt (Community Volunteer) and Jim Boyer (Healthy Communities Partnership) the physical activity, nutrition and weight status taskforce is focused on engaging all residents to adopt physically active lifestyles and to increase awareness and offer support to stengthen the availability of healthier food options for all Franklin County residents. The taskforce has two work groups that focus on community engagement and community gardens. 

Contact for more information:

Barb Houpt, Exit Preferred Realty, 717-977-7859, barbhoupt@eprhomes.com

Jim Boyer, Healthy Communities Partnership, 717-264-1470, boyer.hcp@gmail.com

2020 meeting minutes

2019 meeting minutes

2018 Meeting minutes

2017 Meeting Minutes

2016 Meeting Minutes

Physical Activity Task Force - Workgroups

Community Engagement - The purpose of this workgroup is to increase the number of youth and adults who engage in aerobic physical activity and muscle strengthening activities through the promotion of evidence-based informed models that encourage everyone, no matter their fitness level (or pace) to walk, bike, and be involved in a daily physical activity program.

2020 MEETING MINUTES

2019 MEETING MINUTES

2018 MEETING MINUTES

2017 MEETING MINUTES

Community Garden - The purpose of this work group is to bring neighborhoods together to provide a sustainable food source for easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables, expand community engagement, strengthen economic development, utilize our collective resources to help sustain existing community gardens and assess the potential to develop new gardens.

2020 MEETING MINUTES

2019 MEETING MINUTES

Built Environment – The purpose of this workgroup is to promote community programs and policies that make it safe and easy for residents to walk and bicycle. Healthy community design is planning and designing communities that make it easier for people to live healthy lives by linking destinations that promote health, such as schools, parks, grocery stores, and work places, via a transportation network that facilitates safe travel for pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation users, and automobile occupants. Healthy community design has the power to influence the overall health of a community by making healthy lifestyle choices easily available and accessible to all community members.

 

2019 MEETING MINUTES

2018 MEETING MINUTES

2017 MEETING MINUTES

Community Initiatives - Physical Activity

Franklin County Cyclists

Follow the Healthy Franklin County events calendar and Get Fit, Franklin County campaign which includes the development and promotion of a variety of physical activity resources in the community. 

Resource Links

National Physical Activity Plan Pennsylvania Outdoor Recreation Plan Surgeon General's Step-It-Up-Program America Walks Physical Activity In the Workplace