BLEND Promotes Community Wellness
BLEND (Better Living: Exercise and Nutrition Daily) is a community collaborative made up of leaders from local businesses, schools, health care, the public and non-profit sector and families working to reverse childhood obesity. In 2006, BLEND set out on an ambitious journey to lower the BMI of children in Central Minnesota 10 percent by 2016. The project is funded by CentraCare Health Foundation.
In pursuit of this mission, BLEND supports community efforts to increase physical activity and promote healthy eating habits. BLEND also works with local schools and community stakeholders to support health initiatives like Safe Routes to Schools, Complete Streets, BLEND Walk-A-Thons and NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System. BLEND invites all to support, invest, inform and focus on efforts to improve health -- wherever Minnesotans live, work, learn and play.