Community Stories

Community stories about Living Healthy in Washington County.
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26 Aug: Helping to Ensure all Students have the Opportunity to be Healthy

Research shows a strong connection between student health and their success in school. Promoting healthy behavior in schools can help youth improve test scores, grades, and attendance. With support from the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, Living Healthy in Washington County is partnering with schools and districts to ensure all students have the opportunity to be healthy and successful.
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19 Jun: Inspiring Employees to Live Their Healthiest Life

In 2019, with funding through the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, the City of Stillwater revitalized their employee fitness room. Previously it had rusty walls and pipes, stale air, and inadequate storage. With some improvements, the space was freshened up! A new coat of paint, ceiling fans, instructional posters, new storage racks and small exercise equipment made a big difference.

13 Jun: Event Showcases Local Efforts to Improve Food Access

Washington County Public Health and Environment co-hosted an event with the Metro Food Access Network (MFAN) to showcase the important work happening in Washington County to increase access to healthy food for all residents. The event brought together over 100 individuals from healthcare, food shelves, farmers markets, nonprofits, government, and the community to learn about food access through an engaging panel of expert speakers and interactive food system stations.
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01 Oct: Local food shelf makes the healthy choice the easy choice

Eating right is easier with healthy food options close at hand. That’s why Family Pathways recently transformed the way it showcases healthy foods at its Forest Lake Food Shelf, which serves over 7,000 individuals per year. The new design and layout encourages clients to make better choices by improving the visibility and presentation of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, dairy, and lean proteins.