HEAL Schuyler (Preventing Obesity)

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Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) in Schuyler is made up of agencies, businesses, and concerned community members within Schuyler County. We work together to help reduce the rate of obesity among people within our county.

Schuyler County is above the state average for the rate of overweight adults and children. Health data from the 2012 “County Health Rankings & Roadmaps” shows that 28% of adult residents in Schuyler County are overweight. This shows a 2% yearly increase in adult obesity statistics since 2010. These factors rank Schuyler County as 34 out of 62 in NY for Health Issues. Obesity is directly connected to a variety of short and long term health problems. Obesity increases healthcare and other costs leading to a shorter life span. 

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We are looking for recipes that meet the Choose HEALth gold standards, use local ingredients and taste great. To learn about the gold standards and what nutritional content is needed for your recipe please see the HEAL Gold Standards. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place recipes.  Submit recipes to scph@co.schuyler.ny.us  with Subject: HEAL Recipe Contest Entry by August 30, 2019, 

Some of the prizes include the following donations from our HEAL Schuyler members

  • Preferred passes to Seneca Thrills at Watkins Glen KOA
  • Yoga Classes from Selah Yoga Studio
  • 5 person, one day hike in Schuyler County with Ranger Outfitters.
  • More to come! 

If you have any questions about the contest, please call Public Health at 535-8140 or email scph@co.schuyler.ny.us

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What is the goal of HEAL Schuyler?
Our goal is to reduce the rate of adult obesity in Schuyler County to less than the NYS average of 25% (2012-2013). This will be done by the end of 2018 and will be measured by the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.