County Initiatives

RiseVT works in communities to amplify existing efforts and partner on initiatives that provide opportunities for Vermonters to embrace healthy lifestyles. Here are some of the original initiatives RiseVT has partnered on to deliver in RiseVT communities:

What's Your Play?

What's Your Play?

Franklin & Grand Isle Counties

This campaign encouraged individuals to identify physical activities that are fun for them to inspire more movement. What’s Your Play? walked people through a theory of change from pre-contemplation to action, resulting in increased physical activity in the region.

Rise to 5K

Rise to 5K

Franklin & Grand Isle Counties

Rise to 5K started as a group in-person 5K training program in Franklin & Grand Isle counties, bringing running groups together to work through a 6 or 10-week training program leading to a 5K race day goal. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rise to 5K went virtual.

DINNER TOGETHER

DINNER TOGETHER

Addison County

Studies support the lifelong benefits of family meals. Eating as a family leads to healthier eating, and improves children’s learning and well-being. Dinner Together provides information on the benefits of family meals, recipes, and tips for preparing and implementing a family meal practice.

COME ALIVE OUTSIDE PASSPORT

COME ALIVE OUTSIDE PASSPORT

Chittenden & Windham Counties

RiseVT-Chittenden County partnered with Come Alive Outside to bring their passport program to Richmond, Huntington, and Bolton in 2018. Since that initial partnership, the passport has returned to that community as well as expanded to RiseVT communities in Windham County.

Story Time Yoga

Story Time Yoga

Windham County

Story Time Yoga was created to offer programming during school vacations. A different story is featured each day, incorporating gentle yoga moves that people of all ages can try. The program is paired with a free community meal, offering a food resource when school meals are not available.

RiSe & Walk

RiSe & Walk

Addison County

Each Tuesday in July-October 2019, RiseVT in Addison County hosted a Rise & Walk series. Participants gathered weekly for a walk kicked off by a talk from a local healthcare professional on a range of health topics. In July 2020, Rise & Walk went virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AT-HOME OLYMPICS

AT-HOME OLYMPICS

Windsor County

At-Home Olympics encourages children and families to get together and complete weekly challenges that get them physically active, as well as collaborating and being creative while still maintaining physical distancing. This spring 2020 month-long challenge will be offered again soon!

RANDOM ACTS OF Yoga

RANDOM ACTS OF Yoga

Franklin & Grand Isle Counties

Random Acts of Yoga was developed by our team in Franklin & Grand Isle Counties. They posted various yoga postures for people to do in local parks and trails. All the yoga poses are available virtually for anyone to practice the poses at home!

Books & Cooks

Books & Cooks

Windham County

This program brings kids together for story time and a taste test, encouraging trying new foods and teaching life-long healthy eating habits. Seniors read the stories to young kids, providing a multi-generational offering that benefits older and younger Vermonters alike.

HEALTH ON A SHELF

HEALTH ON A SHELF

Windsor County

Health on a Shelf encourages the community to donate specific, healthy foods to the local food shelves so Vermonters looking to manage chronic disease have healthy options available. Health on a Shelf puts out a healthy shopping list to the community and helps the food shelves with signage and logistics.

Wellness BINGO

Wellness BINGO

Windham, Bennington, Franklin & Grand Isle, & Windsor Counties

RiseVT has created different wellness BINGO boards for several communities to encourage more movement, mindfulness, and healthy eating. Chair exercises BINGO, Gratitude BINGO, and Heart Healthy BINGO have all been fun ways for communities to embrace healthy lifestyles!

Windsor Walks

Windsor Walks

Windsor County

RiseVT partnered with local agencies to create a trail system and provide signage to encourage usage. The signs inform the communities of available trails and their levels. The signs were made from scraps from local Mamava breastfeeding pods, providing a use for materials that would otherwise be wasted.