Herkimer County HealthNet has hopes to install signs designating one-mile walking trails through a handful of county municipalities. The Mohawk Valley Mile program is a new initiative implemented as part of a Local IMPACT grant from the state Department of Health awarded to HealtheConnections in Syracuse.
Walk into a convenience store in Herkimer County and you might see signs of good health. Literally. It’s part of a Herkimer County HealthNet program called the Healthy Store Initiative that’s meant to draw customers’ attention to certain products.
The village of Ilion will soon have a mile-long walking route designed to encourage people to make exercise a part of their regular routine. Elyse Enea, program coordinator at Herkimer County HealthNet, was on hand for Wednesday’s Ilion village board meeting to present the Mohawk Valley Mile proposal and ask for board approval.
Herkimer County HealthNet is committed to creating opportunities for Herkimer County residents to learn more about healthy eating habits. A new program, Healthy Store Initiative, assists store owners in identifying and promoting healthy and fresh food selections.
Walking is an exercise most people can enjoy and Herkimer County HealthNet is hoping to encourage more of them to make it a part of their regular routine. Elyse Enea, program coordinator at HealthNet, presented a proposed walking route and directional signs to the Herkimer village board during a meeting last week.