Healthy Heroes In The News

Get the latest childhood health and wellness research, trends and tips you need to be a Healthy Hero and maintain a lifestyle that is healthy for kids. 

Step Jam Warm-up Parties – November 2013

Annual Walk to School Day - October 2013

Walk to School Day is a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communities.

Free Screening of the New HBO Documentary "The Weight of the Nation" - September 2013
WXXI hosted a free screening of the documentary film “The Weight of the Nation” and held a panel discussion that included Bonnie C. DeVinney, Vice President and Chief Program Office of the Greater Rochester Health Foundation.

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Freedom Market Grand Opening - August 2013


ROC-Chop Challenge - May 2013

Cooking Matters at the Store - March 2013

Healthy Hero Skate at Manhattan Square Park - February 2013

Sporting purple hats and mittens, kids were given free skate-time at Manhattan Square Park.

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Eleven city schools to receive up to $15,000 grants to support increased physical activity

Mayor Tom Richards was joined by Superintendent Bolgen Vargas and President of the Greater Rochester Health Foundation John Urban to announce that 11 city schools will receive up to $15,000 grants to support increased physical activity.

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