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New group has hopes of creating a healthier Delano
July 23, 2012

By Ryan Gueningsman
Managing Editor

DELANO, MN – A town hall-style meeting is set for Wednesday morning with the hope of helping Delano children and their families form healthier habits.

Säjai Foundation and Ridgeview Medical Center are encouraging Delano-area businesses, civic organizations, and community groups to attend the town hall meeting Wednesday to learn more about the new “Healthy Delano Task Group” and a community-wide project that will launch in September.

The goal of the healthy community project is to link organizations to educate, engage, and inspire Delano children and their families to form healthy habits, according to a press release issued on the event.

Ridgeview Medical Center has been awarded a grant to create a healthy-community pilot project in Delano and, in partnership with Säjai Foundation, formed the Healthy Delano Task Group to help guide the project.

The meeting Wednesday will encourage leaders and representatives from Delano-area businesses, civic organizations, community groups, community members, and parents of school-aged children to participate. More will be shared at the meeting about the Healthy Delano Task Group, the project, and how to become involved and support the efforts.

RSVP attendance by contacting Amy Rea, Säjai Foundation, at (952) 288-3364, or e-mail her at amy@sajaifoundation.org by today (Monday).

The Healthy Delano project will kick off in September and is focused on linking community organizations to create a supportive environment that helps Delano’s children form healthy habits, and to encourage families to eat right, get active, and be well.

Families will receive a healthy living playbook to guide them in learning about and participating in activities across the community.

Information will be available at several back-to-school events at Delano Elementary School and at Tiger Activity Center, as well as at Ridgeview Delano Clinic grand re-opening event Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 to 11 a.m.

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