The Healthy for Life Project is working to make your community a healthier place to live, work, learn, and play. Our mission is to reduce and prevent obesity and chronic disease by promoting healthy lifestyles in our communities. Learn more about our history and our members.
Our goals are simple: Help people of all ages Eat Well and Move More.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have put many Healthy for Life Project regular activities on hold to help us all focus on this public health emergency and follow physical distancing recommendations. However, we want to provide you with resources and tips to stay safe and healthy during this challenging time. Please check the Norwalk Health Department’s COVID-19 page for health news and tools related to the pandemic, and check these resources for information on staying healthy while at home.
Health experts recommend that we all eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day; avoid added sugars, sodium, and saturated fat; and eat more whole grains. Following these recommendations can be quite a challenge, though. The Healthy for Life Project wants to help you get easy-to-understand nutrition information; find accessible, affordable healthy foods; and then work those foods into your diet. We are working on a few projects that will help:
Health experts recommend that children get 60 minutes of physical activity every day and that adults get 30 minutes on most days (or about 150 minutes each week). To help our community members reach that goal, we are working on several initiatives: