Clinton County has been selected to receive a $250,000 Healthy Neighborhoods Fund grant in order to become a healthier and more active place for residents of all ages to thrive. The Clinton County Health Department will work with the community in order to provide access to healthy and affordable food as well as improving access to safe places for exercise in order to promote a healthy lifestyle.
The team involved will work with the city of Plattsburgh as well as fourteen surrounding towns to implement Complete Streets policies, which makes streets safer for pedestrians to walk and bicycle around town, certify local food retailers as healthy food vendors, and to redesign open spaces for physical activities for both adults and children to enjoy.
Eating healthy and exercising are key components in order to live a long life and to feel good about yourself. Receiving this grant will make it easier for the Plattsburgh Community to access healthy eating alternatives and to promote an active lifestyle.