February 2010
Vol 1, Issue 1
Healthy Kingston
 for Kids
 
Healthy Kid
Greetings!

Welcome to the Healthy Kingston for Kids newsletter. We'll be sending these out about once a month, updating you on our work to reverse childhood obesity in the City of Kingston.

Our first newsletter outlines each of the committees on this project.
Safe Routes to Schools and Parks: Open House!
Attend the Open House, March 4th, 2010, 6-8 pm, J. Watson Bailey Middle School Library, Merilina Avenue Extension, Kingston, NY, 12401

This committee will form a GIS Community Mapping Team of adults and youth to map routes to schools and parks. The committee will use the maps and data to identify priority non-motorized transport infrastructural or safety improvements. They will also work with schools to organize a "Walk to School Day" in October and to establish "Walking School Buses" for routes to at least four schools in the city proper.

Chairs are Kristen Wilson, (845) 340-3990 or kew67@cornell.edu and Steve Noble, (845) 331-1682 ext. 7336 or SNoble@kingston-ny.gov
In This Issue
Open House for SRTSP Committee
Join the Garden Committee
Healthy Afterschool Snacks Committee to Meet
Join Our Mailing List!
Quick Links
Community and School Gardens: Contact the Chairs
This committee's primary objective is to proliferate community and school gardens throughout the city. Members will work with community members, parents, teachers, and youth to obtain access to resources for the construction and practical use of gardens. The committee will also work to develop local produce markets in walkable distance from Kingston neighborhoods in the form of farmer's markets or increased access to local produce at corner stores.

The committee meets monthly. Chairs are Julie Noble (845)331-1682 ext. 7339 or JulieLNoble@kingston-ny.gov  and Arthur Zaczkiewicz (845)877-5263 or  zaczkiewicz@yahoo.com

Healthy Afterschool Snacks: Open House!
Attend the Open House, February 24th, 2010, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County, 10 Westbrook Lane, Kingston, NY, 12401

Members of this committee will work closely with the school district and afterschool programs to change the food available to youth during the afterschool hours.  They will develop nutritional and cultural criteria for afterschool snacks, write a model healthy snack policy to be adopted by institutions in Kingston, and assist institutions to make changes in practices.  The chair is Laurie Mozian, (845)338-2500 ext. 4061 or lmozian@kingstonhospital.org
Complete Streets: Contact the Chair
The primary task of this committee is to educate the public concerning the characteristics of complete streets and advocate for complete streets policy adoption in the City of Kingston.  Members will assess the possibilities and barriers for streets that are more fully designed to accommodate pedestrian, bicycle, and transit mobility in the City of Kingston.

The chair is David Gilmour, AICP, contacted at (845) 616-2278 or completestreetscce@yahoo.com
Thank you for your support with this important project! Also, please feel free to forward this newsletter to anyone who may be interested.

Sincerely,

Kristen Wilson
Project Director
 
Healthy Kingston for Kids