Why We’re Here

Today’s children are more likely to live shorter lives than their parents due to poor nutrition and sedentary lifestyles.

  • Almost one-third of us in Goodhue County are rated as obese. In the last 35 years, American adult obesity rates have doubled and child obesity rates have tripled.
  • Children and teens spend, on average, 7.5 hours daily on social/entertainment media and less than 1 hour outside playing.
  • 60% of American adults are not regularly active and 25% are not active at all.

We believe Red Wing can turn this trend around locally, one person at a time, by working together. Click here to see Goodhue County’s most recent rankings of health behaviors.