Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, CEO of Global Policy Solutions (GPS), a Washington, DC-based policy firm,will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL NH) conference, “Creating a Culture of Health”

The Board of Directors of the Bike-Walk Alliance of New Hampshire (BWANH) announces that Executive Director Tim Blagden will transition from his staff position to volunteer chair of the BWANH Policy Committee. HEAL partners with BWANH and Transport NH to lead the New Hampshire Complete Streets Coalition.

Titled "Evaluating Community Change", this workshop is designed for individuals looking how to measure the collective work of a coalition and its partners.



Congratulations Manchester for winning the 2016 Culture of Health Prize! They are being honored for their efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. Manchester is just one of 7 other cities and towns from across the country to win this coveted award out of over 200 applicants.

Over 100 planners and elected officials took part in a series of regional Complete Streets events over the summer. Participants learned how Complete Streets can benefit New Hampshire communities and help our state address pressing economic and demographic issues.

Community Leaders Convene To Promote Healthy People in Healthy Places

CONCORD, NH -- The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL NH) annual conference "Effective Leadership for Healthy People in Healthy Places," was held on September 22nd in Meredith, New Hampshire. The conference attracted over 130 attendees interested in leadership, community engagement and advocacy strategies to create healthier, more equitable community environments in New Hampshire.

The Plan4Health Nashua project is bringing the City of Nashua to the forefront as a leader in New Hampshire in advancing Complete Streets at the municipal level. The coalition developed an informational video to highlight their project. 

Advocacy Advance will award $30,000 total—3 grants of $10,000 each—to organizations that are pushing forward on some of the most important areas of bicycling and walking advocacy investments. Due Oct. 17. 

US DOT aims to reduce the number of pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and fatalities. The campaign will help communities build streets that are safer for people walking, bicycling, and taking public transportation.

CONCORD (AP) – Youth soccer coaches in New Hampshire are getting coupon booklets for discounts on fruits and vegetables to share with their teams as part of a program emphasizing healthier snack options.

The Wellness Connection at New London Hospital was honored at the NHHA’s annual meeting when it was named recipient of the HEAL NH Award for promoting active living and healthy eating.

The hospital was cited for promoting healthy living and active living through its focus on employee wellness, innovation in the realm of patient care, and community-level activities. Congratulations!

Concord Monitor reports that In every cafeteria across the Concord School District, students will eat meat from Miles Smith Farm in Loudon, tacos and salsa from Mitchell's Fresh in Bow, and fresh fruits and veggies from Beans and Greens in Gilford, Meadow Ledge Farm in Loudon and Autumn View Farm in Pittsfield.

In an interview on NHPR, Dr. Anna Adachi-Mejia of Dartmouth College discusses research showing contents of school vending machines are changing - less sugar, more bottled water.

On Saturday, October 5th, the Nashua Community Health Improvement Plan Partnership is hosting a city-wide event to celebrate the many exercise, fitness, and healthy nutrition opportunities available in the community.

Officials at the New Hampshire Farm to School Program say the number of farmers selling produce and products to schools has tripled to 60 in the past three years. Apples and tomatoes remain the most popular items purchased by schools.

Related health care costs could climb by more than 20 percent in nine states. The number of obese adults, along with related disease rates and health care costs, are on course to increase dramatically in every state in the country over the next 20 years, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2012.

New York City's Board of Health voted Thursday, September 13th to ban the sale of sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and other venues, in a move meant to combat obesity and encourage residents to live healthier lifestyles.

Largest declines seen among African American boys and Hispanic girls. The overall obesity rate among Philadelphia schoolchildren fell more than 4.5 percent between the 2006-07 and 2009-10 school years, according to a study published in Preventing Chronic Disease.

By Mark Bittman
New York Times, September 24, 2011

THE "fact" that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, "when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli ..." or "it's more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald's than to cook a healthy meal for them at home."

LACONIA -- "Sitting still and being quiet is not a normal thing" Tammy Levesque of Project HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) told members of the Laconia School Board last night shortly before leading them on a movement break in which they walked around the room pretending to drive a fast car, then tried gently to knock each other off balance with high fives and even tried to tag each other's knees.

Thank you for attending the HEAL Annual Conference: Effective Leadership for Healthy People in Healthy Places on September 22, 2011.

Below you will find the power point presentations and other important information for you to download. Please contact speakers directly if you have any questions about their presentation. Thank you.

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