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Physical Activity & Nutrition

 

It's almost time for the Gold Shoe Step It Up Challenge!

Click here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gssiu2018reg  to register and earn a prize ticket!

Chemung County residents can get moving and win great prizes during the annual Gold Shoe Step It Up Challenge.  Between May 1st and June 8th residents can look for nearly 400 painted gold shoes which have been hidden at local parks and trails throughout the County.  Walkers who find the shoes will be eligible to win great prizes at the end event on June 9th at 10 am at the Tanglewood Nature Center.  Prizes include a Fit Bit, Greek Peak passes, an Empire Pass, athletic gear, balls, bicycles, skating passes, swim passes, and many more.  Plus everyone at the June 9th event will receive free tickets to an Elmira Pioneers game!

Summer Meal Programs:

What are summer meals programs? Summer meals programs is a federal child nutrition program funded by the USDA and designed to provide kids and teens ages 18 and under healthy meals during the months of June, July, and August when school is out.

How do I find a Summer Meal site in my community? Summer meals sites are in the community at places like churches, schools, parks and community centers.

Site locations can be found in a number of ways:

www.foodbankst.org/summer-food  

OR

Broome County: Call 2-1-1 or 1-800-901-2180 Text Food or Comida to 877-877

Visit www.feedbroome.org  

Like and follow the Broome County Child Hunger Task Force on Facebook

Chemung County: Call 2-1-1 or 1-800-346-2211 Text Food or Comida to 877-877

Visit www.feedchemung.org  

Like and follow the Chemung County Free Summer Meals for Kids on Facebook

Schuyler County: Call 2-1-1 or 1-800-346-2211 Text Food or Comida to 877-877

Visit www.211helpline.org  

Like and follow the Schuyler County Free Summer Meals for Kids on Facebook

Steuben County: Call 2-1-1 or 1-800-346-2211 Text Food or Comida to 877-877

Visit www.211helpline.org  

Like and follow the Steuben County Free Summer Meals for Kids on Facebook

Tioga County: Call 2-1-1 or 1-800-901-2180 Text Food or Comida to 877-877

Visit www.feedtioga.org  

Like and follow the Tioga County Anti-Hunger Task Force on Facebook

Tompkins County: Call 2-1-1 or 1-877-211-8667 Text Food or Comida to 877-877

Visit www.foodbankst.org  

Like and follow the Tompkins County Free Summer Meals for Kids on Facebook

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What is your BMI?

The body mass index (BMI) is a value derived from the mass (weight) and height of an individual. The BMI is an attempt to quantify the amount of tissue mass (muscle, fat, and bone) in an individual, and then categorize that person as underweightnormal weightoverweight, or obese based on that value. 

Click here to determine your BMI.
 

For information on how to help children develop healthy habits regarding nutrition and physical activity click here.

Use this assement tool to determine if you could be prediabetic. 

Also click on Living Healthy Workshops, in the left hand menu, to find out about beneficial programs. 

Find out where you can be active in Elmira by clicking here.

Find out where you can be active in Chemung County by clicking here

F.F.I.S.T is a local program for over-weight children/adolescents and their families. The focus is on nutrition and lifestyle modification to promote weight loss. Click here for more information. 

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103 Washington Street
Elmira, NY

Public Health
607.737.2028
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