Organization recognizes Herkimer County groups for commitment to health

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Herkimer County organizations, businesses and municipalities were recognized Friday at Francesca's in Ilion for their hard work helping create healthy places.

During the past year, child care providers have incorporated more nutrition and physical activity into their programs. Convenience stores were rewarded for offering more healthy foods and many municipalities worked on playgrounds and trails.

Alison Swartz from Herkimer County HealthNet says while it's an individual's responsibility to be healthy, it's easier when you have the support of your community.

"We need community in place, policy changes, because that will result in a greater amount of people being healthier when the infrastructure is there to support that," Swartz said.

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