Healthy Savannah annually accepts applicants for those who’d like to co-promote Healthy Savannah’s mission of encouraging residents to move towards healthy lifestyles. During the year Healthy Savannah mainly wants to focus on projects that:
1. Increase number of active community environments–Utilize urban planning approaches that promote physical activity
2. Increase access to Health-Promoting Foods-Increase access to fruits and vegetables consumed by community residents.
3. Increase number of people who have access to low cost or free recreational opportunities–Increase community ownership, involvement in, and use of public facilities by establishing Adopt-A-Park Volunteer Program.
The Healthy Savannah Healthy Communities Project is a community-level response to combat the obesity epidemic in our community, and the chronic diseases to which it contributes, such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke. These diseases are on the rise in Savannah, across the region and nationwide. Obesity is absolutely preventable through healthier eating and being physically active. Healthy Savannah is an organization of community agencies and partners committed to the idea that the best way to address the obesity problem is through collaboration and cooperation among various groups and individuals in the community.
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