What is the Healthy Kids Collaborative?
Healthy Kids Collaborative (HKC) is a two-county initiative with the mission to reduce the obesity rate of children in Nash and Edgecombe counties. HKC Community partners have the opportunity to impact policies and practices that increase access to healthy food and outdoor resources for physical activity. Volunteers may participate in the quarterly Healthy Kids Collaborative meetings and/or on one of the five following subgroups:
Places to Grow & Play Map
Download your copy of the go-to guide for places to play in the twin counties below or come see us for a printed copy:
Outdoor Learning Environments/Places to Play
The Healthy Kids Collaborative (HKC) is committed to reducing childhood obesity by improving access to outdoor learning environments.
Find out where the Outdoor Learning Environments are and how they are used by taking the virtual tours below:
|GW Bulluck Elementary||Virtual Tour|
|Coker-Wimberly Elementary||Virtual Tour|
|Carver Elementary||Virtual Tour|
|Baskerville Elementary||Virtual Tour|
|Williford Elementary||Virtual Tour|
Launched in 2015 in the Twin Counties, Healthy Places NC is the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust’s signature program to improve the health and overall quality of life for people in rural North Carolina. For more information visit, http://kbr.org/content/healthy-places-nc.
Click below to check out some of our collaborative partners responsible for bringing more awareness to healthy lifestyles for children!
Six medical providers in Edgecombe and Nash Counties prescribe books during well-child visits to promote early literacy and school readiness to young children and their families. In Edgecombe County – OIC Fairview, Vidant Multi-Specialty Clinic(Tarboro), Edgecombe County Health Department. In Nash County – OIC Happy Hills, Wee Care Pediatrics, Nash County Health Department
For more information on how you can be involved with the Healthy Kids Collaborative, contact:
Sydney Phillips, Healthy Kids Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org (252) 985-4300
Courtney Callinan, Healthy Kids Specialist, email@example.com (252) 985-4300