CassClayAlive! is a team effort of 40-plus health-minded organizations that have joined, under the leadership of Dakota Medical Foundation, to make Cass and Clay counties the healthiest place in America.
We’re changing settings all over the community so that healthy choices become the easy choices, where health is supported and not sabotaged. Healthy adulthoods are shaped by the environments we encounter as children. Creating places abundant with play, fitness and healthy eating will shape healthy habits for a lifetime.
It isn’t lack of willpower, it’s lack of healthy options. So we’re changing menus in lunchrooms and restoring physical activity in schools. We’re bringing the same healthy changes to childcares. We’re training recess monitors to intentionally encourage active play. We’re staging events that invite people to get up, get out and get moving. We’re even making faith settings healthier.
20 by 2020
Our goal is to install healthy options in all places, so that healthy, vibrant lifestyles will turn around the epidemic of unhealthy weight that has been building for the past four decades.
We’re working to reduce childhood obesity in Cass and Clay counties by 20% by 2020.