The City of Clairton and the Clairton City School District joined the Live Well Allegheny campaign Saturday at Clairton’s 10th Annual CommUNITY Day at the Clairton Education Center.
The Allegheny County Health Department administers the comprehensive wellness program that promotes nutrition, healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, physical activity, personal and community safety and more. To be designated as a Live Well Allegheny community, a municipality must indicate its intent to work with the county to accomplish campaign goals.
“The school district’s focus on healthy living initiatives, along with the city’s efforts to promote trails and encourage the adoption of healthy food initiatives all tie in directly with what we are trying to accomplish through this campaign, and we are proud to add both as active participants in Live Well Allegheny,” Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said.
The Clairton City School District has begun several healthy living initiatives including Breathe Pittsburgh and Grow Pittsburgh. The district also is hosting an asthma camp, participating in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Adagio Power Up!, and Safe Routes to Schools Program. The district also is planning a Live Well Allegheny Field Day and a “drink more water” initiative.
The City of Clairton actively promotes a voluntary wellness campaign, wellness activities, an Annual 5K Run/Walk, bike and walking trails, healthy food options at community events and shares information on activities in the broader community. The city also plans to continue to work with Jefferson Hospital and its Wellness programming to improve the quality of life for all of its residents – not only physical health, but financial empowerment and food security as well.
In addition to Clairton, other Live Well Allegheny communities include Brentwood, Collier, Heidelberg, McCandless, North Fayette, Ohio Township, Pittsburgh, Ross, South Fayette, West View and Wilkins.
For more information on the Live Well Allegheny campaign, including how to become a Live Well Allegheny community, visit www.LiveWellAllegheny.com.