Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Network
The HEAL Network strives to improve child health status in Colorado by advancing healthy eating and active living (HEAL) policies. The HEAL Network will focus on state-level policy to achieve its mission, working on proposals that will advance the indicators of success and opposing proposals that could move the state in the wrong direction. The HEAL Network is not focused on programmatic approaches, and everything the Network addresses should be clearly related to one of the five indicators.
- Increase the number of kids who eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day from 17% to 25%.
- Decrease the percent of families who are food insecure (those who rely on low-cost food) from 31% to 25%.
- Decrease consumption of sugar sugary drinks by 8%.
- Increase the percent of kids who bike and walk to and from school every day from 30% to 50%.
- Increase number of kids getting physical activity seven days per week 60 minutes per day from 45% to 55%
These indicators of success were selected based on the best available data and are intended to be achievable in the next five years.
LiveWell Colorado is the lead convener and chair of the HEAL Network Steering Committee. The steering committee is comprised of the following organizations:
- American Diabetes Association
- American Heart Association
- Bicycle Colorado
- The Colorado Health Foundation
- Children’s Hospital Colorado
- Colorado Children’s Campaign
- Colorado Public Health Association
- Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation
- Healthier Colorado
- LiveWell Colorado
The full membership of the HEAL Network meets quarterly. The next meeting is scheduled for April 21st, 2016 at noon.
If you are interested in getting involved or learning more about the HEAL Network, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.