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Lane County passes healthy food procurement policy
February 2012 -- Lane County Public Health's new healthy food policy supports healthy meetings, conferences, and events, and supports the health and well-being of employees, business partners, and customers. Download the healthy food procurement policy here and tobacco-free workplace policy here .
For more information, contact Jennifer Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deschutes County survey shows support for tobacco-free policy
January 2012 -- More than 800 people completed a survey fielded by Deschutes County Health Services to determine the level of support for establishing a 100% tobacco-free policy at some or all of Deschutes County properties. 84 percent of survey respondents were in favor of 100% tobacco-free county properties.
Read more from KVTZ and download the survey results here .
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Coos County holds successful Worksite Wellness Action Forum
January 2012 -- Participants representing 35 local agencies and businesses attended the second annual Healthy Communities forum to develop action plans to support and encourage employees to live happier, healthier and more productive lives.
Supporting materials include a summary of the event , the agenda , an action planning worksheet , a gallery guide , and resource book .
For more information, contact Michelle Wyatt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community fitness program launches in Pendleton
January 2012 -- Healthy Pendleton is a free citywide exercise effort designed to build community fitness and thwart disease. The program kicked off January 2nd. Participants can join www.healthypendleton.com and begin tracking their activities immediately. Read more in the East Oregonian .
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New walking trail opens in Clatskanie
September 2011 -- The Columbia Health Coalition helps Clatskanie Elementary School Parents Supporting Education Association open a new walking trail for students and their families. The trail is also open to the community. Read more in The Chronicle .
For more information, contact Ashley Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deschutes County Wellness Initiative launches Farm to Work program
Summer 2011 -- You know the old saying, “You Are What You Eat,”… Deschutes County’s Wellness Initiative is making it easier to eat healthy with the Farm to Work Program. Eating an abundance of fruits and vegetables is one of the most positive health habits adults and children can have. This summer, an expanded partnership between Deschutes County and local farmers is now making fresh produce delivery available to all County employees at two different locations and days.
For more information, contact Therese Madrigal at Therese.Madrigal@deschutes.org.