Community Spotlight: Alvarado!
After winning big in the extra-small community category last year, Alvarado TX is back with a strong showing in the 2016 Community Challenge! Alvarado sits at first place in their size category once again, and the community doesn’t look like it’s going to give up its lead. Alvarado schools, businesses, local government and faith-based organizations are doing their part to make Alvarado motivated about getting healthier.
“This challenge has been important to Alvarado because it is changing the mindset of our community,” said Lori Nunez, Alvarado ISD’s Executive Director of Special Programs. “The challenge is getting our community members talking about healthy eating and ways to exercise. You now see more people in our local park having fun and exercising.”
Alvarado schools are emphasizing health by teaching kids to be both physically and mentally stronger. Businesses are holding weight-loss challenges to encourage employees to make healthy lifestyle changes. Alvarado’s 5Point Church held a six-week series toward health in which the congregation encouraged families to be more active with coordinated family bike rides and hikes. Families will come together on March 24 for Alvarado ISD’s Family Fun Night in the football stadium, which will feature health vendors, exercise activities, and even a fitness trainer.
All of these healthy activities lead up to Alvarado’s Bootin’ Out Cerebral Palsy 5k on March 26, when the whole community will come together for a healthy activity that benefits a great cause!
Alvarado has done a fantastic job bringing their small community together around the goal of improving health, and we can’t wait to see how they measure up again this year!