Promoting health has always been an underlying aspect of Delaware Greenways mission. But not until recently has it moved closer to the center of what we do. With obesity and overweight and the chronic diseases associated with those conditions rising on pace with the rest of the nation (about 1 in 3 Delaware adults are overweight or obese), the importance of enabling healthy lifestyles is more important than ever.
Accordingly, Delaware Greenways is doing things about it:
We are leading efforts to bring health to the forefront of decision making
with partners on the Delaware Coalition for Healthy Eating and Active
Living. Check out our page on
Health Impact Assessment
(HIA), featuring our work conducting the first HIA in Delaware!
- We are working with communities to evaluate, plan, and implement multi-faceted wellness initiatives, through our Healthy Communities Program.
- We are bringing to life the Penn Farm that will provide recreational space, education, activities, and fresh produce that will jumpstart more active, healthy, and fulfilling lives.