Healthy Shasta – Shasta County, California
Healthy Shasta is a partnership of 24 organizations committed to fostering healthy eating and physically active lifestyles throughout Shasta County, with the goal of preventing childhood obesity and other chronic diseases. The partnership is committed to long-lasting changes that make healthy choices easier, convenient, inviting and affordable where we live, work, play and learn. Healthy Shasta focuses on four areas: increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, decreasing consumption of sugary beverages, increasing fitness and play, and increasing walking and bicycling for both recreation and transportation.
As an original founding partner, The McConnell Foundation has played a key role in the Healthy Shasta movement since the partnership launched in 2006. Through the investment of both funds and staff time, The McConnell Foundation has worked with Healthy Shasta partners to create healthier communities with better quality of life. In addition, many of our other investments, such as building trails, further the vision of creating a community where the “healthy choice is the easy choice.”
“The same things that improve quality of life also improve health outcomes … great places to walk, play and get outdoors, along with convenient and affordable access to fresh, healthy and delicious food.”