Hunger Free Vermont: Partnership Grand Isle

Written by Sarah Parsons West Grand Isle – While hunger and food insecurity remain issues throughout Vermont, collaborative efforts to overcome isolation and provide access to nutritious foods are progressing statewide. Statistics alone are alarming, with ten-percent...

Exploring New Trails in Franklin County…and Beyond

By: Joy Choquette If you’ve spent time in the woods in northwestern Vermont in recent months you may have come across a strange sight. No, not Bigfoot or even a bear. Something a bit more colorful and significantly smaller. RiseVT placed 30 boot treads (as pictured)...

Fifth-Grade Snack Down: Get Your (Healthy) Game Face On

by Joy Choquette for RiseVT One wouldn’t expect words like, “yum,” or “delicious,” or “really good,” to come from fifth-graders when talking about fruits and vegetables. That was exactly the case though, for Kate Merola’s fifth-grade class at Grande Isle Elementary...

Exercise?…Do I Have To?

By Denise Smith, Program Manager RiseVT Franklin-Grand Isle Counties The first time I got on a treadmill, I had a smoothie in one hand and a water bottle in the other and within 2 minutes, the smoothie was all over me. I had fallen backwards off the treadmill onto the...

Healthy Tips from RiseVT FGI for 2019

RiseVT is happy to announce that in the New Year we are starting a show on Northwest Access TV about tips and tricks for staying healthy in 2019. RiseVT is working to help make it easier for you to choose the healthy choice by improving your choices through worksite,...