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Get kids jumping rope.
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It doesn’t cost much to jump rope. Dozens of  West Virginia schools now have jump rope teams. Some compete with each other. At Cabell County’s Martha Elementary, for instance, more than fifty 3rd through 5th-graders are on a jump rope team that competes in a league with six to eight other schools. In fact, Parkersburg native Tori Boggs, is now the world jump-rope champion! And the Jump...

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Encourage bike stores
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“If you want people to ride bikes, it helps to have a bike store,” said Lewisburg’s Hill and Holler Bicycle Works owner Merrick Tracy. Bike stores often repair bikes and offer community programs. In 2000, there were less than 10 bike stores in West Virginia. Now there are about four dozen. “West Virginia is an ideal place to bike, and we’d like to get...

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Promote home gardening
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As late as the 1950s, most West Virginians raised a garden.  By the year 2000, after processed foods saturated the market, only about a third of West Virginians raised a garden, and gardens were smaller, according to the American Gardening Association. Now the number is rising again. “People are starting to understand how harmful processed food can be to your health,” said Mira Danilovich, who directs...

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2015 Breakout session list: Try This conference
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      Try This …. and this … and this … and this … A smorgasbord of affordable, do-able ways to create healthier communities wait for you in Buckhannon, June 5 – 6!  More than 100 of West Virginia’s most savvy presenters have volunteered their time to help create a healthier West Virginia. What a team! Full schedule here. Register here.   Friday,...

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The 2016 Breakout Session List:  Try This Conference
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  Try This …. and this … and this … and this … A wonderful smorgasbord of affordable, do-able ideas are waiting for you in Buckhannon, June 3 – 4!  More than 120 of your fellow West Virginians are volunteering their time to pack your head with healthy-community ideas! West Virginians trading ideas! Community by community, we’re creating a healthier state!     Full...

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2017 Try This conference schedule
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Thursday, June 1: Come early! Relax and be fresh for the conference! Enjoy special activities our partners created to piggyback on the conference.   9 – 5: Try This for Healthcare Professionals: a day of evidence-based strategies for identifying, preventing, and reversing obesity, diabetes and metabolic roots of disease. CEU credit available for doctors, nurses, and dieticians. 5 – 7 pm  Chef Dale Hawkins’...

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2017 Try This Conference Breakout Sessions
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  Try This …. and this … and this … and this … A wonderful smorgasbord of affordable, do-able ideas are waiting for you in Buckhannon, June 2-3 !  More than 130 of your fellow West Virginians are volunteering their time to pack your head with healthy-community ideas! West Virginians trading ideas! Community by community, we’re creating a healthier state!       Full...

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2016-17 Minigrants
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2016-17 Minigrants

Feb 27, 2011 by

PIC Here are descriptions of the 2016-1 minigrants! Boone County Bike and Fishing Clubs for Area Youth – Whitesville Police will mentor youth biking and fishing clubs. The club meetings will include a positive anti-drug message, and the team will participate in weekly Family Adventure Nights. The bike club will go on bi-monthly group rides twice a month, and the project team will host...

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A wonderful year in 2015-16
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Here’s the list of 2015-16 projects: $102,000 to 53 community teams.    Barbour County   Green Thumbs, Dirty Hands and Healthy Kids. Master Gardeners will pair with a PreK-8 school to create a garden that grows produce for the school cafeteria. Children will track production and learn about healthy eating. About 200 students will harvest six 4’x8’ raised vegetable garden beds. They will chart growth,...

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