Healthy Weld 2020

Get Involved

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Help contribute to a healthier community by implementing these simple and effective strategies:

For Community Members:

  • Get involved with community organizations, consortiums, partnerships and policy makers with interests in promoting active lifestyles for residents in the community. Help engineer community development and create safe environments designed for physical activity such as biking and walking trails.
  • Raise consumer awareness about the adverse impact of physical inactivity and poor diets on overall health.
  • Highlight community programs that are creatively promoting health and well being, especially those that encourage healthy lifestyle skill building, active parenting and behavior management.

For Employers:

  • Promote healthy habits and lifestyles for employees. Healthy employees promote a healthier work environment. Employees with chronic conditions have higher absentee rates and health care usage and costs.
  • Provide healthy food options in vending machines, cafeterias, and at meetings.
  • Design work schedules and the physical environment to promote physical activity.
  • Provide incentives for healthy choices such as fitness club memberships or friendly competitive contests with rewards.
  • Partner with community organizations to promote awareness and information about healthy behaviors

Contact Information

Leslie Beckstrom, MS, RD
Healthy Eating Active Living Coordinator
Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment
1555 N. 17th Ave. Greeley, CO 80631
email:lbeckstrom@weldgov.com
phone:(970) 304-6470 x2387