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Live Wright seeks to connect the Wright County community with the 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!

Our goals and objectives consist of decreasing the prevalence of obesity through healthy eating, active living initiatives, and increasing the number of breastfed babies.

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 Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare

In early March, Big Woods Child Care in Delano became the first Wright County child care to receive a breastfeeding-friendly designation given by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The application process for designation includes meeting ten requirements which are all designed to create an environment that promotes breastfeeding. These range from training staff members in supporting breastfeeding to creating a safe space for women who breastfeed at the center. 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 ages 4 to 12 to receive $2 in market bucks each week they attend the market. The tokens can be used each week or saved up for larger purchases. Not only does PoP Club get local produce to kids, but it also supports the economic growth and development of local produce farmers. What a great opportunity to eat more veggies and support your neighbors! Learn More…

 

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Go Buffalo!

Cities across the state are striving to make it easier for residents to be active by rethinking how streets and neighborhoods are designed. To jumpstart the Buffalo community in thinking about how walking and biking plays a key role in the community, Wright County Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) convened with Buffalo Community Education to start Go Buffalo. Designing communities with bicyclists and pedestrians in mind is one of the best ways to combat obesity and inactivity. 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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