Champlain Valley AHEC joined the RiseVT community a few months ago and earned our Bronze status in July. RiseVT is a collaborative, grass roots initiative that aims to lift the health and wellbeing of Franklin and Grand Isle residents by offering memberships to individuals, group and businesses. RiseVT team members help people transition from basic dieting to creating a lifestyle that includes regular exercise and healthy nutrition. There is a points system that recognizes and encourages participation in healthy habits and businesses start by partnering with RiseVT and then progressing form Bronze to Silver to Gold status as they create a healthier worksite for employees. Bronze status means a business promotes a tobaccofree environment, is a breastfeeding friendly employer, encourages daily physical activity like walk breaks, offers healthy snack options at office events and other core activities. We are happy to reach Bronze but are actively working on earning our Silver status in the coming months and we’ll keep you posted! For more information on RiseVT or to take the pledge and join the movement, go to www.risevt.com.