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Members of the McDowell CHOICES Team, have been involved throughout the McDowell County communities and schools serving as the physical activity advocate on numerous county committees and at local events, including:

  • Provided physical activity equipment for 4-H camps
  • Collected surveys with parents about physical activities they are interested in
  • Exhibited at the Back to School Bash at 5 Loaves and 2 Fishes Food Bank
  • Exhibited at the 2013 West Virginia State Fair
  • Participated in the Children's Home Society of WV Block Party
  • Fall River Elementary Open House
  • McDowell Chamber of Commerce After-Hours Networking
  • Exhibited at McDowell Expo
  • Sponsored the McDowell Expo 5K Run/Walk
  • Hatfiled & McCoy "A Healthy Feud," Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days
  • Exhibited at the 2013 Senior Health Fair at Big Creek People In Action
  • 2nd Annual McDowell Healthy Happy Lifestyles Challenge
  • Early Childhood Fair

In addition, McDowell CHOICES is a member of:

  • Reconnecting McDowell Health Subcommittee
  • The HOPE Coalition
  • McDowell County Schools Wellness Committee

Nathan Acosta, Project Director co-led a 10-week Tai Chi course for older adults at Northfork United Methodist Church as part of the Moving for Better Balance Initiative (http://www.wv-mfbb.com) and will be an instructor for a Chronic Disease Self-Management Class.