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Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work & Play

Program Overview:

The Cayuga County Health Department is the lead agency for the new Creating Healthy Places (CHP) to Live, Work & Play Grant funded by the New York State Department of Health. We are working to prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases by making it easier to be physically active and eat more fruits and vegetables in Cayuga County.

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Be A Super Model, Model Healthy Choices is a campaign launched to remind Cayuga County residents that every day we influence those around us with the lifestyle choices we make. Every choice we make is an opportunity to be a Super Model. We are encouraging Cayuga County residents, young and old to make small changes each day to be Super Models.

Here are a few ways you and your family can Be Super Models:

      • While your children are outside playing in the snow or sledding, join them!
      • Walk or ride your bicycle for an errand, to school or work!
      • Switch to low- fat and fat-free milk!
      • Take half your restaurant meal home for lunch the next day!
      • Buy produce at the local Farmers Market

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Model Healthy Choices Videos