Choose Health Yates is a collaborative effort within Yates County to promote healthy living. Its mission is to… Create a model community that engages community members and organizations in healthy eating and active living through support, advocacy and education.
The Coalition reached more than 100 Yates County community members and visitors at their first event, which was held at the annual sidewalk sale in Penn Yan on Saturday, July 27th. Each coalition member sponsored a booth focusing on the theme of healthy living within Yates County. Each booth also passed out free cards which were marked at each of the coalition booths to be entered in a drawing for various prizes.
Shawn Parsons won the grand prize of a 1 year membership to the YCRR Community Fitness and Wellness Center (valued at $250.00). Other winners included Floyd Washburn - SkylArc gift certificate, Anne Gee – La Cocina gift certificate, Michelle Fischer – The Himrod Eagle gift certificate, Judy Roman – Chamber of Commerce gift certificate provided by Finger Lakes Health, Debra Austin – Crossing Diner gift certificate, Judy Woodruff – Cam’s Pizzeria gift certificate, Mary Daniels – The Wagner gift certificate, Lisa Wood and Tina Dean – Finger Lakes Health provided cookbooks.
The Choose Health Yates Coalition would like to thank the Yates County Chamber of Commerce, and all participating restaurants for their generous donations, displaying our logo, and supporting our mission. Participating restaurants included Earl’s Home Town Pizzeria, Classic Cafe and Crossing Dinner of Dundee; Angel’s Family Restaurant, Cam’s Pizzeria, Chen’s Garden, La Cocina, Penn Yan Diner, The Pinwheel Market and Cafe, The Wagner and Timmy Gs of Penn Yan; and The Himrod Eagle of Himrod.
The mission of the Choose Health Yates Coaliton is to: “Create a model community that engages community members and organizations in healthy eating and active living through support, advocacy, and education.” The S2AY Rural Health Network facilitates the coalition members: Finger Lakes Health, Dundee Central School District, Penn Yan Central School District, Arc of Yates, YCRR-Yates Cultural and Recreational Resources, Inc. The Community Center, ProAction Yates Office for the Aging, Yates County Public Health, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County, and Our Town RoCKS Dundee Health Improvement Project. The coalition works toward the common goal of creating environments that support healthy eating, active living and healthy weights.
The Choose Health Yates Coalition will be present at various events throughout the year, so keep your eyes open for the Choose Health Yates logo and always remember to eat well, be active, and have fun!
For further information on the coalition, please contact Yates County Public Health at (315) 536-5146.