Growing Up Healthy engages children, youth and families living in select neighborhoods in Faribault and Northfield with the goal of increasing social connections, particularly during months when school is not in session.
The work of building social connections and improving access to food and other community resources is preventive of health problems in adults and children. In addition, social connectedness promotes healthy social norms, fosters connection to resources and use of services, provides emotional support, and increases overall well-being.
Due to COVID-19, we are unable to safely hold large-group gatherings. The Growing Up Healthy team is working hard to coordinate alternative neighborhood activities that will allow families to connect and engage with community resources. Community partners, please reach out if you would like to discuss ways to promote your program(s) or support community members! Call 651-243-1331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.