Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Mayors of Bloomington, Edina and Richfield encourage participation and host special activities for residents.
Editor's Note: The following is a do.town press release. During the past 16 months, the do.town cities of Bloomington, Edina and Richfield have been taking steps to make their communities healthier places to live, work and play. Now, do.town is inviting residents to help grow and continue this important movement. Launched today, Invitation to do. encourages individuals to make a public commitment to improve health where it starts – in their homes and communities. Bloomington, Edina and Richfield residents should visit do-town.org/commitments to register. They’ll find a list of ideas – such as shopping regularly at local farmers markets, walking more frequently in their neighborhood or becoming a community advocate – or they can create …
Monday, January 21, 2013
While fans watch the Richfield boys basketball team take on Hill Murray, they can also munch on healthier concession options.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
At an upcoming boys basketball game, spectators can dine on turkey sandwiches, trail mix, 100 percent fruit smoothies and organic burritos instead of the usual soda, candy and hot dogs.
Editor's Note: The following is a do.town press release. do.town will cheer on its hometown Richfield Spartans – and give the crowd an energy boost – by offering healthy concession items at the upcoming varsity boys basketball game against Hill-Murray at 7 p.m. Jan. 22. Too often, it’s difficult to maintain our commitment to eat healthier foods when on-the-go, including at sporting events. do.town is sponsoring the upcoming game to show basketball fans that with some small changes, the healthy choice can be the easy choice, even at the concession stand. All it takes is ongoing commitment from individuals and the community. New menu options include turkey sandwiches, trail mix, 100 percent fruit smoothies and organic burritos instead of the…
Friday, July 27, 2012
Senior grooved in the middle of Lund's in Richfield Thursday afternoon as part of Blue Cross Blue Shield's do.town initiative.
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Friday, July 27, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
There are three flash mobs planned in Richfield, Bloomington and Edina Thursday.
Editor's Note: The following information was taken from a do.town press release. do.town , a unique health initiative between the cities of Richfield, Bloomington, Edina and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, will be hosting three dancing flash mobs to promote their campaign to create and support healthy, active communities. The flash mobs are intended to draw attention to how easy it is to integrate active living wherever you are and however many obstacles stand in the way. There will be three flash mob – one in each city – within a 24-hour time span. Richfield's event is at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at Lunds. Seniors will take over and flash groove at the grocery store. The events, in addition to drawing attention to the overall…
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The chalkboard installation is part of the ongoing do.town initiative between Richfield, Bloomington and Edina.
Editor's Note: The following news release comes from do.town, an initiative between the cities of Edina, Bloomington and Richfield and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. This past week, Richfield community members started seeing chalkboards pop up in some unusual places, as the do.town project works to engage residents and provide them with an opportunity to tell city leaders what an even healthier Richfield looks like. do.town is a collaborative initiative of the cities of Bloomington, Edina and Richfield, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) that works to improve the health of each community by making changes that support healthy eating and active lifestyles. "The goal of do.town is to help communities make the …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
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Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Richfield Community Council's Family Stability Work Group and do.town. The do.town initiative builds off the success of Blue Cross’ popular do. Campaign, which encourages people to “groove your body every day” by moving more and eating better—as well as the numerous healthy initiatives that are currently under way in each of the cities (Bloomington, Edina and Richfield). The project begins with outreach and listening sessions in each community. The goal is to better understand what barriers residents and leaders believe currently exist and then help all three communities make the changes that can help community members easily make healthy choices a part of their daily lives. Examples …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
As part of the do.town initiative, Richfield, Edina and Bloomington is participating in the event.
Oct. 5, 2011 is International Walk (or Bike) to School Day and Richfield is joining its fellow do.town partners, Edina and Bloomington, as part of its healthy living initiatives within the city, according to a press release. Hundreds of elementary and middle school students, their parents and city officials in more than 40 countries are expected to participate in the walking and biking day. "Walk to School" events such as Wednesdays walk aim to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community, according to the …