HEAL Schuyler (Preventing Obesity)

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Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) in Schuyler is made up of agencies, businesses, and concerned community members within Schuyler County. We work together to help reduce the rate of obesity among people within our county.

Schuyler County is above the state average for the rate of overweight adults and children. Health data from the 2012 “County Health Rankings & Roadmaps” shows that 28% of adult residents in Schuyler County are overweight. This shows a 2% yearly increase in adult obesity statistics since 2010. These factors rank Schuyler County as 34 out of 62 in NY for Health Issues. Obesity is directly connected to a variety of short and long term health problems. Obesity increases healthcare and other costs leading to a shorter life span. 

Join HEAL Schuyler for a community Walk

HEAL Schuyler will be leading a community walk from Mill Creek Center on Saturday April 28, 2018 at 10:00am. Please join us as we start at the Hope Garden at the Mill Creek Center in Watkins Glen and head on the Catharine Valley Trail. The Catharine Valley Trail is a stroller and wheel trail accessible trail, therefore everybody with different abilities can join us for walk.

HEAL Photo Contest

HEAL Schuyler is having a photo contest.

Who is going to be our winner?? We will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. More information about prizes to come. We are looking for pictures of ways that people "HEAL" in Schuyler County.

Photos should be sent in JPEG format to scph@co.schuyler.ny.us. Contest winner will be announced on September 13, 2018 in the HEAL newsletter. Photos should be sent in by August 31, 2018. 

Please send in pictures and the Photo Contest Form to scph@co.schuyler.ny.us to submit pictures for the competition. 

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What is the goal of HEAL Schuyler?
Our goal is to reduce the rate of adult obesity in Schuyler County to less than the NYS average of 25% (2012-2013). This will be done by the end of 2018 and will be measured by the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.