healthy spaces

Healthy Spaces

Many adults and children spend the majority of their time outside of the home—at work, school, childcare, after-school programs and with their faith communities. These institutions have their own policies and culture which impact healthy living opportunities. In partnering with institutions and community organizations, The Health Collaborative is working towards increasing access to healthy eating and physical activity opportunities for Dan River Region residents.

Imagine a Dan River Region where:
  • Healthy food is available and incentivized during the school day and routine physical activity is provided through physical education, classroom activities and safe routes to school
  • Worksites support physical activity and healthy eating; the environment at and around worksites promote physical activity and access to healthy food.
  • Community programs and local institutions follow evidence-based standards for healthy eating and physical activity
To learn more, or to get involved with the Healthy Spaces action team contact:

Action Team Co-Chair: Jason Bookheimer
Division Director of Community Recreation, Danville Parks and Recreation
Contact Email: bookhjl@danvilleva.gov
Contact Phone: 434-799-5200

Action Team Co-Chair: Stacey Ensminger
Director of Child Nutrition, Danville Public Schools
Contact Email: sensminger@mail.dps.k12.va.us
Contact Phone: 434-799-6405