Societal Factors

How can our communities make the healthy choice the easy choice?

Robert Q. Benedict
Organized By: Robert Q. Benedict | Founded: Mar 12, 2010
10 Members | 6 Discussions | 0 Emails
Related Competition

This group is related to the
Challenge I: Ideas for Addressing Obesity in Minnesota competition.

In our fast paced, time-crunched world, societal and institutional roadblocks often hinder people from eating smart and being active. This group will connect people to discuss what these roadblocks are and how we can move past them to make the healthy choice an easier choice in our communities.

This group is moderated by Joel Spoonheim, a leader in community change who has worked for city governments, a food manufacturer, and non-profits as a leader of major initiatives that require engaging diverse stakeholders and complex problem solving.  In 2009, he led the AARP Blue Zones Vitality Project in Albert Lea, Minnesota which engaged thousands of citizens in improving the health of the community.

Thomas Liber said: I am so interested to know more of this. That would be a great knowledge in my part. Thanks for bringing up this topic here. - Mission ... about the Forum topic Grow Food. - 2389 days ago read more >
John Hamilton said: Promoting biking in the city brings benefits to many people. Not only that it is good for the health but it's good to lessen air ... about the Forum topic Bike Commuters. - 2390 days ago read more >
Janine Tracey said: I believe that walking can calm and refresh our minds and helps us to think clearly about everything. - C. Frederick Wehba about the Forum topic Kickoff Thoughts – Get ideas by walking around. - 2391 days ago read more >
hayworth structure said: I like healthy food on restaurants and I always order the healthiest. - Kris Krohn Strongbrook about the Forum topic Healthy Restaurant Choices. - 2394 days ago read more >
hayworth structure said: I really admire biking and I always ride a bike when I am going to school. - Kris Krohn Strongbrook about the Forum topic Walkable and bikeable communities. - 2394 days ago read more >
Bentley Rogers said: Play is a form of exercise. Adults can actually do this for fun or to have a healthy and active lifestyle. - BentleyForbes about the Forum topic Neighborhood Playgrounds for Adults. - 2397 days ago read more >
Randall Dietel joined the group. - 3852 days ago
meggan ellingboe said: I think it's fun to get play like a kid when the opportunity arises. Would be fun to see some adult-sized monkey bars or tetherballs. ... about the Forum topic Neighborhood Playgrounds for Adults. - 3863 days ago read more >
Joel Spoonheim has created a new discussion about Walkable and bikeable communities. - 3864 days ago
Joel Spoonheim has created a new discussion about Healthy Restaurant Choices. - 3865 days ago