Warrenton Recognized as a Platinum-level “Healthy Eating and Active Living” Town

Town of Warrenton Recognized by the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign as a Platinum HEAL Town

At the 2017 Virginia Municipal League Annual Conference held in Williamsburg this October, the Town of Warrenton was awarded Platinum status by the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign for the Mid-Atlantic .  HEAL (Healthy Eating and Active Living) Cities & Towns have formally committed to making health the top priority in policy development and programs.

Sean Polster accepting the HEAL award.

The Town first adopted the HEAL Resolution in 2015 and met the criteria within the first year to become a Gold level town.  This year, the HEAL Cities and Towns Campaign has recognized the Town of Warrenton as a Platinum HEAL Campaign member. Platinum Level is awarded to Cities and Towns that have achieved Gold Level recognition and can provide evidence that HEAL policies and practices are integrated across municipal departments and are being monitored. The Town of Warrenton has achieved Platinum Level by showing proven outcomes in the areas of:

  • Walkability, trails, and complete streets planning
  • Upgrades to the Farmers Market that improved access to healthy food for citizens of all generations and backgrounds
  • WARF on Wheels
  • New recreation outreach programs
  • New park development
  • Workplace wellness activities

The commitment of the Town Council and Staff to creating a healthy, active community has allowed these changes to take place. Warrenton has become healthier and more vibrant and the future looks bright.

The Town joins Charlottesville and Williamsburg as one of only three Platinum municipalities.

Via Town of Warrenton press release

Pam Kamphuis
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