Overview: Proposing strategies to overcome health issues in concert with other associated elements; this element will incorporate community health assessments, supportive walkable environments, programs for combating obesity and related diseases, access to healthy food, and organic/urban farming and community gardens. This unique element responds to one of HUD’s goals, which is to meet the challenge of public health and environmental impact.
Does the Arts Industry Contribute to a Healthy Community? North Carolina’s arts industry is robust and fuels the state’s creative economy. Artists are an integral part of civic life as they stimulate creativity, innovation and dialogue. Our cities vibrate with the energy of the arts; and our rural communities reach deep into their roots and celebrate their unique traditions. Residents in every corner of N.C. have the chance to engage their artistic aspirations. The arts help children flourish through a complete education that prepares them for the workforce with 21st century skills. The arts build bridges where diverse communities reach across boundaries to celebrate and share their cultures. The arts are an essential ingredient in state policy, practice and pride. Click here to view the NC Arts Strategic Plan. View NC Arts Website here.
Guilford College Community Food Week Celebration are made up from several thrilling events throughout the week. On Monday, October 22, 8pm, we will kick off the whole week celebration by showing Food Inc. outside on the lawn, with organic popcorn and hot drinks provided. On Tuesday, October 23, we are inviting local nutritionist to talk about how food processed in body and how food digested and turning to be nutritious. Details TBA. On Wednesday, October 24, Linda Watson, a food advocate, will be having a regional premiere of her new video, the first in the Wildly Good Cook Series, with book selling and signing. Followed by weekly Farmer’s Market, Linda Watson will also give a talk on Personal and Ethical: Save Money, Eat Well, and Make a Difference, along with her cooking lesson. On Thursday, October 25, We’ll have a Meadow Fes on Guilford Farm , followed by a talk by Donn Young, a NC Hunger Project Photographer. On Friday, October 26, Students’ presentations on different agricultural products in NC will be given in the morning. In the afternoon, Barbara Kowalcky, CEO of FoodBorne Illness Research & Prevention will give a speech on food safety and its impact. Food Week Celebration will be close with a bacteria dinner, to incorporate Fermentation Friday.
People who would like to participate outside of Guilford College are very welcome to join us for the celebration. We strongly recommend you RSVP to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to come, so you can get the most detailed information and fully fantastic experience in Guilford campus.
Monday, October 22, 2012 at 08:00 PM through Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 08:00 PM · 1 rsvp
Guilford College in Greensboro, NC
Next Healthy Communities Meeting: TBA
The group is looking at the the fresh food movement, bike and pedestrian mobility, health impacts caused by the built environment and other topics. If you would like to work with the group, sign up for project emails from the Home page, check the project calendar or check back for updates.
Work Group Leaders:
Jesse Day with Piedmont Triad Regional Council at email@example.com
Mark Smith with Guilford County Health Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
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