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Capital Area Wellness Coalition
Celebrating 10 years of success!

Next meeting:

Wednesday, January 15; 8 - 9:30 am, Concord Hospital Center for Health Promotion, 49 S Main St, Concord

December Vacation Camp for Kids @ Concord Family YMCA - Dec. 23-27

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Open to all school-age children in grades K-5. Each day will have fun highlights such as rock wall climbing, swimming, field trips, and so much more!

 

Sign up for the entire week or pay for the days you'd like to attend.

For details and registration information, please visit Concord Family YMCA.

Highlights from our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

Be the Change: Catalyzing Communities to Reverse the Trend of Childhood Obesity

We were thrilled to bring Dr. Christina Economos, PhD to Concord. Her keynote was informative and inspiring, leaving attendees with energy and ideas for moving community strategies forward. Key take-aways:

  • 'Whole of Community' approach needed to make change

  • Systems, policy and environmental changes needed to shift the conditions that hold the problem in place

  • Key targets: reduce sugar-sweetened beverages, reduce ultra-processed foods, improve standards for school food, implement menu improvements and portion control for foods eaten away from home