Healthy Living Heroes are people who have made an impact on our community to promote active living, healthy eating and tobacco free living. The 2019 Healthy Living Hero awards seek to recognize activity in three categories:
• Youth (ages 18 and under)
• Individuals (ages 19+)
• Organizations (small or large)
“Three behaviors (poor diet, physical inactivity, and tobacco use) contribute to four chronic diseases (cancer, heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, and lung diseases) and cause over 50 percent of preventable deaths,” said Paula Silha, Coordinator of the Healthy Living Collaboration. “Influencing healthful behaviors in these three areas, can make a huge impact on the health and preventable diseases of our residents. Hero awards are a way to recognize local champions in our community leading the charge.”
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