What's Your Living Well in LO? Living Well in LO is about celebrating and achieving six dimensions of wellness- physical, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, emotional and social. Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation is proud to power Living Well In LO! It’s the heart of Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department’s programming, services, and parks that contribute to healthy and active lifestyles in our community.
Lake Oswego joins HEAL CITIES
On July 19, the Lake Oswego City Council voted unanimously to join the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign making Lake Oswego the 31st Oregon city to join the HEAL Cities Campaign. HEAL stands for Healthy Eating Active Living, it is a health & wellness campaign coordinated through a joint project of Oregon Public Health Institute and the League of Oregon Cities and funded by Kaiser Permanente.
There are four levels of involvement as a HEAL City, Eager, Active, Fit or Fabulous. Lake Oswego has joined HEAL as a FABULOUS City. (Snap! ;-)
"Every Month is Healthy Eating Month in LO!"
Citizens of LO and the City's Parks & Recreation Department celebrated commitment to health and wellness by observing “January is Healthy Eating Month”! Lake Oswego is a HEAL City (Healthy Eating Active Living). We have so many great opportunities to make healthier choices and adopting habits that are focused on making informed food choices and exercising daily. These two actions will help to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease, and improve your overall health so that you can continue to Live Well in LO. The initiative to eat healthfully and live well, continutes throughout the year, join us!
How can you eat well in LO?
- Join the CSA or Adopt- A-Plot at Luscher Farm
- Have a wonderful lunch at the ACC on Monday, Wednesday or Friday- NOW there's Salad Bar Tuesday too!
- Take a cooking class through Parks & Rec
- Eat at a LO HEAL City Restaurant! - Chuck’s Place - Babica Hen Cafe - Tucci Restaurant - Pasha - Gubanc’s - Baja Fresh - Beeztro at Play Boutique
These Restaurants have committed to do one/some or all of these things listed below to be the City’s partner in offering healthy and nutritious foods to citizens.
- Disclose the calorie amount and grams of fat for each menu item listed on a menu or menu board in a clear and conspicuous manner
- Offer smaller portions of high calorie and high fat dishes
- Establish pricing structures that encourage consumption of lower-calorie, lower-fat, and less processed foods.
Lake Oswego is dedicated to improving residents’ access to healthy food and supports multiple farmers markets, community gardens, and healthy restaurants throughout the city. The City’s Parks and Recreation Department is leading the way to promote health and reduce childhood obesity through inclusive and collaborative programming.
Campbell Native Garden Featured on "Garden Time"
Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation is very proud of the environmental work that's highlighted in this VIDEO that aired in May 2016 about the Campbell Native Garden.
Most gardeners have heard about the benefits of adding natives to the garden, but can you tell how they will perform in your garden?To see how these wonderful plants might grow in your garden stop by the Campbell Native Garden in Lake Oswego. Volunteers like Susanna Kuo, have been working to make it a showcase for native plants. The Campbell family were long time supporters in Lake Oswego and they wanted this garden to be a demonstration of how a native garden should look for those who were interested in doing this type of planning and planting at their own homes. A lot of people think that natives are the best low maintenance solution to their garden needs, but natives are just like any other plants in the garden. They need to be maintained and cared for with water and nutrients. This garden is small but it gives a good representation of growth habits and conditions for native plants. If you would like to see this garden and others in the Lake Oswego Parks system, check out this PAGE for more information and directions.
Let's Go Outside
Watch this video and understand the importance for children to get out into parks and natural areas.
LAKE OSWEGO PARKS & RECREATION
MISSION: Build Community, Enrich Lives, and Care for the Urban and Natural Environment
ACTIONS: Focus on programming and partnership activities that address the six dimensions of wellness: Physical, Intellectual, Spiritual, Environmental, Social and Emotional.
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