Champions for Change are individuals who are taking important steps to live healthier lives by making half their plates filled with fruits and vegetables and getting regular physical activity. Champions for Change are also individuals who have overcome obstacles to secure good health for themselves and their family, and who can serve as role models for others in their community.
Champions for Change are vital to the Champions for Change Program and the statewide movement for healthy change. They help to demonstrate that change is possible in every home and every community, no matter the obstacles. Through their stories and experiences, Champions for Change inspire, inform and empower others to follow their lead in making small changes that add up to big health improvement. As mothers and fathers, teachers, farmers, pastors, as children and coaches, employers, athletes and grandparents, Champions for Change are joining the movement in making healthy changes in eating habits and physical activity, together one step at a time.
Champions for Change are real people just like you – moms, dads, grandparents, healthcare workers, clergy, and even store owners who have made healthy changes in their lives. They talk the talk and walk the walk. Champions make good health a priority for themselves and their families and want to inspire others to make healthy changes for a better life. You too can become a Champion for Change!
Be a healthy role model
Join the movement
As you get involved, you need to decide what changes you want to see in your neighborhood. Here’s how: