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Live Wright seeks to connect the Wright County community with resources to improve and maintain health. We focus on reducing obesity through healthy eating, active living, mental wellness, and healthy aging. Our partners are committed to strengthening relationships that lead to positive changes for those who live, work, and play in our county!

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Healthy Eating Challenge

This past fall, Live Wright created a pilot program for a healthy eating challenge within the St. Michael-Albertville Elementary Schools called the Rainbow Challenge. The goal of the Rainbow Challenge was to increase education and consumption of fruits and vegetables while encouraging kids and families to use produce in their meals and snacks at home. Live Wright members of Coborn’s, FYCC (Family Youth Community Connections), and CentraCare Monticello partnered with the schools for this 3 week pilot program. Read More…

 

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Live Wright Awards

Our partners are dedicated to aligning work to reduce obesity in Wright County, with specific efforts focused on healthy eating and active living. Live Wright is comprised of health systems, schools, community members, county employees, and many other organizations who work to better our community for all ages.

To acknowledge local efforts that encourage physical activity, mental well-being, healthy eating, and tobacco cessation, we’ve developed Live Wright Awards. Read More…

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Power of Produce

Ever wonder how to get your kids interested in eating what’s on their plate? Power of Produce (PoP) Clubs may be your opportunity! PoP Clubs allow for children to receive a $2 token each week at the market. The tokens can be used to purchase fruits, vegetables, and food-bearing plants! Not only does PoP Club get local produce to kids, but it also supports the economic growth and development of local farmers. What a great opportunity to eat more veggies and support your neighbors! Read More…

 

  • Conservation through Hydration
    By installing a Hydration Station at Cornerstones students are saying, “[It] helps us stay in class more,” “We like seeing how much plastic it [hydration station] is keeping out of the oceans,” and “We drink less pop.” Learn More...
  • Lactation Education
    More than 75 percent of U.S. mothers start breastfeeding, but nearly two-thirds of those moms do not reach their own goals. Baby Cafés aim to improve those rates by offering information and support to pregnant and breastfeeding moms in a casual, drop-in setting. Learn More...
  • Little Harvesting Hands
    Childcare gardening is a great way to introduce children to the flavor of fresh vegetables, caring for plants and harvesting the fruits of their labors. It also provides many opportunities for physical activity, from digging in the soil to watering the plants. Learn More...
  • Workplace Support
    Wright County Public Health has received a Breastfeeding Friendly Health Department Award from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for its contributions to the health of mothers and their babies. Learn More...
  • Support in a tough Situation
    Dementia can be crushing; actions that were once thought to be a natural part of aging become a series of behaviors that make it difficult to live an independent life. Those who are diagnosed become a patient, and their closest family and friends become caregivers. Now, the Buffalo area has a support group to help those in this situation. Learn More...
  • The True Power of Produce
    Ever wonder how to get your kids interested in eating what’s on their dinner plate? Do you have the desire to feed them with local produce? Power of Produce (PoP) Clubs may be your opportunity! PoP Clubs allow for children ages 4 to 12 to receive $2 in market bucks each week they attend the market. Learn More...
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A healthy community is a place designed to improve the quality of life for all. Whether it be to live, work, play, worship, and learn; every person has the means to access and utilize the healthiest choices in which they desire.

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