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Change the Future WV believes that all West Virginians should live in communities that help them be healthy, rather than places that make it difficult to eat well, be active, and maintain overall physical and mental well-being. Important health and economic benefits can be shared by all when communities focus on creating neighborhoods with easy access to healthy food options, opportunities for physical activity, clean air environments and proper preventive health care. Please join us in our efforts to make the healthy choice the easy choice in West Virginia!

West Virginians spend a lot of time at their jobs. So why not make our places of work healthier? Change the Future WV encourages business owners to create better work environments by providing fresh food options in vending machines and cafeterias, offering employees opportunities to participate in wellness activities, and providing smoke-free work spaces.

Studies show that regular physical activity and proper daily nutrition not only lower the risk of obesity in children and teens, but also help improve grades. Change the Future WV is committed to working with schools to increase opportunities for daily physical activity and provide nutritious meals that will help WV students be the best they can be!

Staying active is a key part of maintaining a healthy, positive lifestyle. It’s also a great way to spend quality time with family and friends. West Virginia is known for its beautiful outdoors and endless recreational opportunities, so why not get started today? Check out some great places to play here!

Success Stories

Healthy Checkout Aisles
Change the Future WV is changing food environments across West Virginia. Many grocery stores and convenience stores have healthy options more readily available...Read More.
Farmer's Market
Access to fresh fruits and vegetables has been a principle goal of Change the Future WV. The county coordinators and their coalitions have worked very hard to partner with local farmers...Read More.
Convenience Stores
In every corner of West Virginia, people are welcoming a major change in their food environments...Read More.
Physical Education in the MOV
The successes of the PE teachers to increase access to physical education opportunities help to shape six county wide resolutions that support daily PE...Read More.
Trails
In addition, the county committed to further the improvement of the track in order to increase physical activity among members of the Belmont community. Community involvement has been strong, with the County Commission and Town Council approving the trail...Read More.

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