Healthy Eating & Physical Activity

What we want to do:

Having a healthy diet and getting enough physical exercise are two of the most important aspects of living a healthy life. We want to make sure everyone in our community knows how to improve and maintain their health.

We envision a happier, healthier community of people working together to strengthen themselves and each other. The public health network’s part in this is to spread information about healthy eating and physical activity. We aim to become a resource for Strafford County’s education in striving to improve overall public health.

Obesity/Nutrition

How we want to do it:

Playing our part in the mission to make Strafford County a happier and healthier place to be has 3 key factors:

  • Provide community education on healthy living.
  • Increase the availability, accessibility and intake of healthy foods.
  • Increase the availability, accessibility and use of free/low cost physical activity.

We are working with our partners throughout the county, state, and nation to turn these goals into real progress in our community. 

For more information visit extension.unh.edu

Gerrys Food Pantry
150 Wakefield St. Rochester, NH

Drop Off: Mondays and Wednesdays 8-9am
(deliver rear entrance, ask for Lisa or Skip)

Grace Community Church

9 Mechanic St. Farmington, NH
Drop Off: Thursdays 8-9am

Seymour Osman Community Center

40 Hampshire Circle Dover, NH
Drop Off: Monday-Thursday
8:30am-12pm
(go to main entrance and ring bell)

Somersworth Community Food Pantry

176 West High St. Somersworth, NH
Drop Off: Mondays 7:30am- 12pm;
Wednesdays 5:30pm-8:30pm;
Thursdays 2:30pm- 5pm
(if you can’t drop off, contact Pat Vachon 207-475-4518)

We Care Food Pantry

370 White Mountain Hwy. Milton, NH
Drop Off: Fridays 9:30am-5:30pm

Physical Activity

It’s clear that being more active benefits everyone and helps us live longer, healthier lives. Dont be afraid to find the exercise that works for you! Physical activity is anything that moves your body and burns calories. This includes things like walking, climbing stairs and stretching.

Healthy Eating

With so many unhealthy food options around us, you might think its difficult to have a balanced diet. However, there are some simple things you can keep in mind in your day-to-day life which should help you identify healthy food options at the grocery store, restaurants, and anywhere else.

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