Couch to 5K

Author: Joy Choquette, St. Albans Messenger When Lauren Howe decided to get off the couch and into her running shoes, she didn’t look back. Lauren, a third-grade teacher, leads a full and busy life. Like all working mothers, she balances her career with the care of...

Food Insecurity & Obesity

Author: Drake Turner, Food Security Manager, Hunger Free Vermont Food insecurity and obesity can, and often do, affect the same individuals. In Vermont, 1 in 10 Vermonters experience food insecurity, which means they do not have access at all times to enough food for...

Meet our Bennington County Program Manager

We are pleased to announce that we now have a permanent RiseVT Program Manager for Bennington County! Andrea Malinowski wasn’t looking for a new job, but working for RiseVT was too good of a fit to pass up! After working full-time raising her four children,...

The Importance of PLAY

Author: Denise Smith, RiseVT Program Manager, Franklin & Grand Isle Counties For the past 6 months, RiseVT in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties has been on the campaign trail to encourage more play in our communities. Our campaign launched in an effort to increase...

Walking Meditation

One of our lunchtime walk-and-talks during our office steps challenge was lead by our colleague who, in addition to being a senior analyst at OneCare Vermont, is also a yoga teacher. Katie even offers periodic yoga sessions for us during the workday! As part of our...