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Rural Health Network Announces Winners

The Greene County Rural Health Network's Healthy Weight Initiative is pleased to announce the successful completion of another GreeneWalks program as well as the winners of our prize drawing. Theresa Schaffer, Janey Bishop, Laura D'Agnese and Dawn Maynus were each awarded $100 cash prizes.

The Healthy Weight Initiative (HWI) has administered Greenewalks, a free 8-week walking program, four times in the past few years. The program, which is open to the public, encourages people to walk up to 30 minutes per day. Participants receive a walking log to track their progress and, upon completion of the program, those who return their walking logs are entered into a drawing for prizes.

"More than 100 Greene County residents registered for the program and pledged to start walking their way to better health," said Melissa Scheriff, HWI Program Coordinator. "Several participants looked to GreeneWalks for encouragement to start or continue their weight loss journey, which is very inspiring."

In addition to creating GreeneWalks, the Healthy Weight Initiative recently created a master trail map for Greene County. The maps, which identify local paths and trails in our towns and villages, can be printed or downloaded here.

Third Annual Biggest Loser Contest

The third annual Biggest Loser contest will begin in late January. Check back often for details!


Greene County Walking Trails

Walking is a great way to begin or continue an exercise program. There are many walking and hiking trails in our area, click here, to view our maps to get started or to find new trails to explore.

Greenville Walking Trails

Rural Health Network Awards Cash Prizes to the Biggest Losers

The Greene County Rural Health Network's Healthy Weight Initiative is pleased to announce that 37 people were awarded cash prizes in the second annual Biggest Loser contest. More than 370 people entered the 12-week contest, which started January 13 and ran through April 4. The contest was open to residents of Greene County and coordinated by 30 local employers and organizations. Awards were given in two categories: total pounds lost and percentage of weight lost, and the top 3 winners in each category were given $300, $200, and $100 each.

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Click to view Winners List

Biggest Losers
Front Row: Holly Martin, Joann Pignotti, Adam Greco (1st Place winner), Linda Overbaugh, Trish Holland, Dave Cramer
Second Row: Hank Coons, Elizabeth Chewens, Greg Martin, Pam Wright, Mark Notarnicola, Wendy Casalino, Shelly Gouza

Biggest Losers
GlaxoSmithKline winners: Kimberly Hall, Sonja Orin, Catherine Mattice, Dan Arp (2nd place winner), Randy Buel, Dawn Miller (1st place winner), Marina Farber (2nd place winner)

Health Weight Initiative
The goal of the Healthy Weight Initiative is to promote healthy weight among Greene county residents. The initiative will help people pursue healthier lifestyles through increased opportunities for exercise, the availability of healthier food options, and support for those struggling with eating disorders. 

Please feel free to
E-MAIL THE HWI TEAM for more information.

Get Active in Greene County! Locally Grown

Engaging in physical activity can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. There are many opportunities for physical activity in Greene County and it is a beautiful time to get outside and enjoy the scenery. Here are some of our local favorites to help you get started.

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Just Ask Us!


NEW: Just Ask Us!
This program was initiated to educate restaurant customers about the willingness of restaurants to modify recipes and portions to help customers follow a healthy diet.

Click here to learn more about this program and for a list of participating restaurants.

Counting Calories - Start Eating a Healthier Diet!

The Healthy Weight Initiative is giving away FREE CALORIE COUNTING WHEELS to the first 100 people who pledge to start eating a healthier diet and counting calories. To get your free calorie counting wheel, fill out the form below and hit submit.

Need help staying healthy?
Check out our Resources page for information and links that can get you on the right path.