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Helping to Ensure all Students have the Opportunity to be Healthy

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 […]


New Farmers Market Brings Fresh and Local Produce to Newport

On Sundays, community members can now shop for an array of produce and Minnesota goods at the new Newport Farmers Market. The market kicked off its first season on June 16 and will run through August 25. Located at the Newport Center, 1644 Hastings Ave, MN 55055, the market is open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Inspiring Employees to Live Their Healthiest Life

Inspiring Employees to Live Their Healthiest Life Working adults spend most of their day at work, providing employers with a great opportunity to impact the health of their staff. Comprehensive workplace wellness initiatives have been linked to increased employee retention, higher job satisfaction and productivity. Since 2013, the City of Stillwater has partnered with Living […]


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.


Our Work in 2018

Living Healthy in Washington County: Our Work in 2018 Living Healthy in Washington County is part of the larger statewide efforts across Minnesota to make long lasting economic and health impacts. By working with community leaders, employers, schools, and health care professionals, the initiative creates health-friendly policies and resources that make it easier for residents […]


A Healthy Start for Washington County’s Youngest Residents

A Healthy Start for Washington County’s Youngest Residents Living Healthy in Washington County (Living Healthy Washington County) is working to help our youngest residents get off to a healthy start in life. In April 2018, we partnered with Parent Aware and Washington County Community Services to learn more from child care providers in Washington County. […]