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Thank you for your interest in making Wayne County a healthier place to live, work, and play. The programs and partners featured on this site focus on healthy eating habits and physical activities. Remember, in order to enjoy your life, you have to take care of yourself.


Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play

Happy Fall!

It's apple picking time in Wayne County!  Wayne County is the largest apple producing county in New York State.  Wayne County Tourism (waynecountytourism.com) is promoting its 17th Annual Apple Tasting Tour.  Visit farm markets throughout Wayne County and taste some of the most delicious apples in New York State.  Bring home a peck or two to help make half your plate fruits and veggies.

Trails in Wayne County 

While you are out tasting apples, check out the trails in Wayne County.  Book 2 of the Wegmans Eat Well, Live Well Passport to Family Wellness is now available and can be picked up at your local library, Wegmans, or the Wayne County Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) office.  This passport contains eleven new trails for you to explore.  Bring the passport and to the trail, make a rubbing at the designated trail marker, and bring the completed passport to the CCE office.  Your name will be entered in a drawing for a $100 Wegmans Gift Card at Trail Works annual drawing on National Trails Day in June.  Book 1 is also still available at the same above locations.  If you finish both Books, you will be entered twice in the drawing.  Check out www.trailworks.org for fun events happening on the trails all year long.  They sponsor hiking, biking, kayaking, and cross country skiing events throughout Wayne County.  If you are interested in trail development and expanidng trail use in Wayne County, Trail Works is always accepting new members.  

Clyde-Savannah CS gets PEP! 

Clyde-Savannah Central School District was recently the recipient of the Carol M. White Physical Education Programming grant.  The purpose of this grant is to initiate, expand, or enhance physcial education programs including afterschool programs for students in grades K-12.  This grant has enabled the school to open its facility for community use at night.  The pool is now available for open swim, the gym is available for open gym and free swimming lessons are starting soon on Saturdays.  The school website (www.clydesavannah.org) has all the information on these programs.  If you live in or near the district, please take advantage of all these programs and help your children get their hour of physical activity everyday!


CATCH Training for Head Start Staff!

CATCH is a Coordinated Approach to Children's Health and provides physical activity and nutrition curriculums for afterschool programs.  Andrea Morgan, Kim Gardner and Sandi Bastedo became certified trainers in the CATCH curriculum.  Andrea Morgan the Health and Wellnes Coordinator became a certified CATCH trainer through a CHP funded train the trainer program so she can train new staff each year.  The focus is to have all students moving for at least 30 minutes each day and learn about eating healthy in afterschool programs.  If your student is attending a Wayne County Head Start Center, hopefully you will hear them talk about Go, Slow, and Whoa foods and how much fun they had playing new games!  All seven centers received a CATCH curriculum kit so they can start implementing the curriculum now! 





CHP is collaborating with Sodus Wellness Committee, Safe Schools/Healthy Students and the Sodus Central School District on many initiatives. 

The school district has permitted the Wellness Committee (PEP Grant) and the Safe Schools/Healthy Students staff to start a community garden next to the elementary school.  The community Garden Club is also on board to assist with care especially during school breaks.  If you would like to help with the garden, contact Heidi Knapp at the Sodus Central School.   




Restaurant Project

CHP is collaborating with Captain Jack's Good Time Tavern to bring Wayne County healthier options when eating out.  Captain Jack's has purchased a salad bar to help promote making half your plate fruits and vegetables.  The salad bar options can be purchased as a side or an entree for both adults and children.

Featured Partner: Newark Central School District - Click Here to learn more about the Healthy Schools initiative at one of our local schools.


Events and information contained here are sponsored & funded by a grant of the NY State Department of Health. The goals of the grant are to increase opportunities for physical activity and to increase access and consumption of healthy foods in our target communities. This Community Project is a state-wide initiative funded by the NY State Department of Health. Our collective goal is to prevent obesity and type-2 diabetes by making it easier to be physically active and eat healthy foods.

Some of our objectives to reach our goals are as follows:

  • Plan, Plant, Maintain and Harvest Community Gardens

  • Establish and promote the use of Farmers' Markets and implement innovative strategies to increase access to healthy foods 

  • Establish policies that allow use of public schools and facilities during non-school hours for physical activity; healthy lifestyle educational opportunities; and promote use by community members

  • Develop transportation policies and environmental changes to ensure streets are safe, accessible, and convenient for all users of the roadway.

  • Establish or improve and promote use of neighborhood or community trails

  • Add and promote healthier menu options in local restaurants

In Wayne County, Cornell Cooperative Extension and their partners are working to ensure that all communities promote healthy eating and physical activity. We are creating policy, systems, and environmental changes in our communities to increase access to healthy foods and improve opportunities for physical acivity by helping create communities where physical activity opportunities are safe and accessible, inviting, and commonplace, and where healthy food is readily available.

Site Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County - Creating Healthy Places Community Project. A grant funded by the NYS Department of Health.This website is intended to be a resource for community members and organizations that want to create healthy, active living environments. The information provided is intended to keep you current on what it means to Create Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play in Wayne County, NY.

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