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Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities – we need to hear your voice!

Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities (HKHC) is a local partnership funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) working to advance community-based solutions that will help reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. It focuses on changing policies and environments to support active living and healthy eating among children and families.

To start HKHC want to hear from you – What can be done to help our community increase its overall health? What can we do to improve the health of our kids?

Local youths, educators, parents and any other interested parties are invited to a series of three meetings to help answer the question – what can make our community healthier?  The community meetings will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. at Roswell Park Cancer Institute on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus on Virginia Street between Elm and Ellicott in the Zebro Conference Room. The meeting dates are August 3, August 24, and September 14 – a light meal will be provided.

The purpose of these meetings is to craft a community-wide, shared vision for a healthier city.  By attending and offering your ideas, you’ll be helping make the City of Buffalo a healthier place for its children and families. “This is an opportunity for families to share their views about what makes a community healthy,” said Jessie Hersher, Project Coordinator for HKHC in Buffalo.  “The meetings will have sessions and activities specifically for youth (ages 5 and up) and adults.  We want to hear from everyone–especially our youth.”

Please come and share your vision. There is plenty of free bicycle and car parking. The meetings can easily be accessed by NFTA bus and rail on Route 8b (Main/Michigan Street); Route 29 (Wohlers) and the Metrorail Allen/Medical Campus stop.
For more information, contact Jessie Hersher, Project Coordinator, at jhersher@bnmc.org or at (716) 218-7163.

Written by WCPerspective

WCPerspective

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