Issue 62 | July 2021
QCHI
E-Newsletter
  • QCHI Fun Fact: Did you know we facilitate an Access to Healthy Foods info sharing group? It has nearly 30 members representing several sectors-- all interested in getting healthy food to every segment of the QC community!
Our Be Healthy QC Coalition is all about making healthy choices-- especially when it comes to food! Share this oldie, but goodie 45 sec video with your kids!
Food and Fellowship
Featuring a health observation opportunity
It will soon be National Farmers Market Week (August 1-7)-- a great highlight of summer, but more importantly, a chance to access locally grown produce (and its growers!). Farmers Markets can play a vital role in keeping our community connected and the Quad Cities area has several opportunities. Most run through September. Find the latest on their sites, Facebook pages, and/or below:
Partner Success Story
Highlighting a partner organization's achievements
What good is food (particularly healthy food) if you don't have access to it or at least know where to conveniently find it?

That was the thought behind the recently released Quad Cities Food Resource Guide. The multi-year project was pulled together by several of our partners and overseen by the Child Abuse Council's AOK (All Our Kids) Health and Wellness Workgroup. AOK Network Coordinator, Catherine Bass says the collaboration itself makes the project a success, but perhaps more importantly, the detailed info is now reaching the public.
More than 800 hard copies have been distributed and its Google Maps database has been viewed more than 2,200 times. The Food Guide has 100+ listings--
giving location information on everything from grocery stores and food pantries to senior and school meal sites on both sides of the river.
Board Stories
Revealing a personal side to our Board Members and why they're committed to QCHI and the health of our community
The way Tom Bowman views food has changed over time. 

Instead of a pleasure-seeking experience, food has become the QCHI's Board Chair fuel for healthy family memories. 

Read the rest of his story HERE.
QC Trail of the Month
Detailing a regional trail for your next adventure

Happy National Picnic Month. What better way to enhance your local trail experience than to pack a healthy snack (or full fledged dinner) into your backpack, canoe, or kayak?!

This month's trail highlight is a particularly scenic section of the Hennepin Canal.

Paddling through this area is a peaceful and portage-free way to enjoy the historic waterway right near the Quad Cities. Pass under nine roads and through Aqueduct 6 at Spring Creek.

Check out all the details on QCTrails.org.

And don't forget to follow QC Trails on Facebook.
PHOTO COURTESY: Brandon Erdman Photography
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