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Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play

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

It's Canal Splash Weekend August 8-10 and CHP has joined the fun!

CHP is hosting a Tugboat Trek this Saturday, August 9, 2014!

CHP educators and volunteers are hiding rubber tugboats on the Erie Canal Trail in Wayne County.  They are in a plastic bag with instructions.  Walk or bike the canal trail Saturday to find a tugboat and then bring it to Book etc. in Macedon, Hometown Meats & Deli in Clyde or Mark's Pizzeria in Palmyra, Lyons, or Newark between 10:00AM - 5:00PM.  You will receive a Creating Healthy Places t-shirt and waterproof media pouch.  One tugboat per person needed to claim prize.  If you find a tugboat after Saturday, bring it to the Wayne County Cornell Cooperative Extension office located at 1581 Rt 88N in Newark and you can claim your prize there.  The office is open from 8:30 - 4:30 Monday through Friday. 

This should be a fun scavenger hunt for the whole family so walk or bike the canal trail this weekend and enjoy the scenery of the historic Erie Canal along the way!


Wayne County Fair is August 11-16, 2014

CHP educators will be there on August 12th with the rest of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators.  Corn is the vegetable we will be highlighting this year.  CHP educators will have a fun corn game for kids to play.  Come learn about the different varieties of corn and taste some healthy corn recipes made by ESNY educators.  


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.   


Complete Streets

The Village of Sodus Point and the Town of Ontario were the latest communities to host a Complete Streets Workshop facilitated by Justin Booth from GobikeBuffalo.  The communities were educated on the components of Complete Streets and participated in a walkability assessment of their communities.  Each received a report from Booth that can be used when applying for transportation grants and for creating Complete Street Policies for the village and towns to adopt.  Complete Street Policies ensure that future construction or transportation projects make streets accessible for people of all abilities and ages to bike, walk, or drive.  If you would like more information on Complete Streets or how to host a workshop, contact Sandi Bastedo at 315-331-8415 or email at sb932@cornell.edu



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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