Community Food Assessment Participation Requested

LiveWell Chaffee County is one of 22 communities across the state that works to improve health outcomes and reduce and prevent obesity in the community by increasing physical activity and healthy eating. We received a grant in 2011 from the Colorado Health Foundation to conduct a Community Food Assessment to understand how we can better support residents to access and consume healthy foods. Focus groups were conducted throughout the community to gather feedback on issues and decisions affecting the food we eat, and to help develop a survey that will inform LiveWell Chaffee County’s strategies to improve healthy food access in Chaffee County and ultimately provide all our coalition partners with more information to guide their work.

If you live in Chaffee County or get all your food here, your feedback and input counts. Please take 5-10 minutes to complete a survey telling us more about how you decide where and what foods to eat, and what changes you would like to see happen in your community to increase access to healthy foods. We need to hear from every household in Chaffee County.

You will also be entered into a drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate to a local grocery or natural food store of your choice for completing the survey! Four gift cards will be given away.

Please complete the survey no later than December 2, 2011.

For more information about LiveWell Chaffee, call Director, Lisa Malde at 719.530.2569 or visit our website at http://about.livewellcolorado.org/livewell-chaffee.

Click on a SURVEY LINK:

English: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LQGG8H2

Spanish: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FY6SM5J

The Citizen is happy to provide a forum for comments and discussion. Please be civil, truthful, and relevant. Please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. Real names are appreciated.