Herkimer County HealthNet will recognize farmers’ markets, municipalities, schools, and non-profit organizations for their efforts in improving parks, playgrounds and trails; fostering healthy eating; and enhancing places to exercise at their 2nd Annual Creating Healthy Places Recognition Luncheon. The event will be held at Francesca’s Banquets and Catering, Ilion. The format of the event includes a social meet and greet followed by an awards ceremony.
Adam Hutchinson, Executive Director of Herkimer County HealthNet stated that the organizations they are recognizing have committed to create healthy places in their own immediate communities. “They have been great partners, are committed to the health of local residents, and have plans to continuously make improvements in their communities.” Herkimer County HealthNet administers the five-year, Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play grant from the NY State Department of Health. The purpose of the grant is to support environmental and population-wide efforts that accelerate improvements in individual health behaviors and outcomes. These efforts are intended to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior while increasing access to and the consumption of healthy foods. Recognition Luncheon attendees will each have an opportunity to win one of two wellness packages that includes a 6 Week Personal Training (1x/wk) + 12 Group Fitness Class Tickets + 72 Gym Day Pass Tickets from Studio 55. For those who are interested in attending the luncheon, the cost is $15.00 each, and you are encourage to RSVP by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call (315) 867-1499.