Healthy community members are the building blocks of a healthy community. As part of our effort to build a healthier Buffalo County, we are promoting Community Building Block Parties throughout Buffalo County this summer. These parties will encourage healthful living by promoting the five strategic directions of the Buffalo County 2020 Vision, providing resources for community members, and creating a conversation about the health of our community.
To grow support for this initiative, we are sending community resolutions to the cities and villages of Buffalo County. Included in the resolutions are guidelines for the parties that are based on community coalitions’ work. These guidelines include: avoiding sugary beverages, choosing healthy foods, participating in physical activities, offering mentoring opportunities, encouraging annual health screenings, and more.
We will be kicking off our Community Building Block Party initiative with a party of our own that will include healthy food, fun activities with YAB members, informational booths from coalitions, and more. Plus, we’ll have toolkits for community members who want to host their own Community Building Block Parties. These kits will include games and activities, a healthy potluck recipe book, information on our organization and the Buffalo County 2020 Vision, and more.
Buffalo County Community Partners’ Community Building Block Party
June 21, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Centennial Park, 13th St. & 6th Ave., Kearney