The La Crosse Healthy Living Collaboration is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Healthy Living Hero Awards! This is your chance to nominate a youth, individual or organization in our local community who has made a difference in the area(s) of nutrition, activity and/or tobacco prevention. Applications are due by Nov. 30, 2015.
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Details about the award:
The La Crosse Healthy Living Collaboration is seeking to recognize local residents who have worked to make La Crosse County a healthier place to live, work, and play by creating policy and environmental changes that have made it easier to be physically active, eat healthy, and/or be tobacco free. As Paula Silha, Healthy Living Collaboration Co-coordinator, states, “Living a healthy lifestyle is easier when the environment and community support healthy behaviors.”
The 2016 Healthy Living Hero awards will recognize three categories: youth (age 18 and under), individual, and organization. The types of activities that may be suitable to nominate include: working within an organization to set an example of leading a healthy life; supporting a policy that encourages and rewards others for adopting health policies and behaviors; or coordinating an activity that makes it easier for a group to choose healthy behaviors. This can be done in a formal way or informal way; if you think the activity is worth rewarding, please nominate the individual or organization.