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Heart of Hutch in ACTION

Heart of Hutch had a table at the Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Healthy Community Forum today.  Hosted by the Community Leadership Team, the event provided an opportunity to hear MN’s current health statistics from Dr. Ehlinger, Minnesota Commissioner of Health.  It was also an opportunity for local recipients of Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) monies to share their stories.  Heart of Hutch’s own Tracy Hassan represented our group and was able to share how much these monies have helped support some of the key health successes in our community.  Most notably, SHIP monies have been used towards the Walk/Bike to School Day with Park Elementary as well as the Farmer’s Market Food Demos/Tastings.

As Dr. Ehlinger put it today, issues of public health are political, but non-partisan.  It is important to make sure local legislation and civic leaders understand how our community can benefit from these resources towards reducing health care costs, developing sustainable solutions, and increasing the understanding of local Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) efforts.

With the event hosted at the Event Center in Hutchinson, we were pleased to see how well represented Hutchinson was with local policy makers.  Thank you for supporting the efforts of Heart of Hutch and other community members and organizations making a positive impact on health in our community. And for all of you who volunteer with Heart of Hutch, know that we couldn’t have had this successes without you.  If you haven’t volunteered with us before, click on ‘Get Involved’.

Heart of Hutch table

Becky Felling (Connect Wholeheartedly Chair), Karen Gensmer (Eat Smart Chair), Siri Freeh (Miss Minnesota)

Karen Gensmer with local leaders, Mayor Steve Cook and City Council member Mary Christensen

MMS Healthy Community Forum panel

And the Triple Crow Running Series Winner is….

3M is the big winner of the first annual Triple Crow Running Series.  The final standings of the race series are below.  Thank you to all the businesses who participated and an even bigger thanks for your focus on work site wellness!  Join us Monday, November 19th for the year end conclusion of the Triple Crow!

WHEN: Monday November 19, 2012

5:00 – 6:00 pm

WHERE: 3M Club Building

WHAT: All team participants receive a t-shirt!

Winning team receives the traveling trophy! Pictures!

And, we want to get your ideas & have you join our planning team for next year!

To get to the 3M Club building, enter from 5th Avenue and take the first drive on your right hand side.  Do NOT go past the guard shack, if so you’ve gone too far.  The building on your right will be the place but you must enter from the side entrance, not the employee store entrance.  So, drive through the gates and park.

 

 

 

 

October Recipes from Eat Smart

In case you missed the last Food Demo/Tasting Day at the Farmer’s Market, click here for the great pumpkin recipes we had.

eat smart_october recipes