100 lb. Club - Want to find a great community program...




LaurieDawn
02-17-2008, 07:24 PM
and hoped that y'all would be able to let me know about some.

I know that there are some "Biggest Loser" type challenges in workplaces and on this forum. I've heard of 10,000 Steps community iniatives. Anyone else now or formerly a part of a community-wide initiative, especially in a smaller community (about 13,500)?

I went to a community retreat this weekend, and volunteered for the community wellness committee. I am so into this idea, and really want to know what has worked elsewhere in order to help put together a program that will fix our community's obesity problem. I said fix. It's the early stages, and I am in the way optimistic mindset!

Thanks for any input!

Laurie


sharonrr1
02-17-2008, 07:32 PM
That is a great question. I can't wait to see the responses.

CountingDown
02-17-2008, 07:37 PM
Our community has participated in "Let's Get Moving (http://www.lgmnm.org/)" the last few years. We had teams from most businesses in town and other groups as well. I really liked the ability to log everything online :)

We are an even smaller community than you are.


LaurieDawn
02-18-2008, 02:26 PM
Thanks for the response, CountingDown, and the additional details on the PM. I am bumping this thread because postings over the weekend sometime get missed, and I would really love to get a variety of community programs to investigate.

LaurieDawn
02-20-2008, 01:01 PM
Bumping one last time to see if I can get more responses!