Whole Community Project
The Whole Community Project (WCP) is a collaborative effort of organizations and individuals in Tompkins County to support the health and well-being of our children and youth. WCP aims to be a place of dialogue and action for all the communities that make up Tompkins County. It will take our whole, diverse community to make a difference.
By drawing on our collective knowledge and strengths, WCP works to ensure that every single child in Tompkins County has all the healthy food they need and plenty of opportunities for safe, fun and active play.
WCP is based at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tompkins County. Since late 2006, the project has been working to make policy and other environmental changes through:
- Supporting and connecting existing efforts to improve our food and activity environments.
- Expanding this work to include communities most affected by both childhood obesity and food insecurity not just as beneficiaries, but as decision makers and actors.
- Increasing public and politician awareness of the costs, in every sense, of the childhood obesity epidemic, unhealthy
- eating, sedentary childhoods, and food injustice.
- Reclaiming eating well and active recreation as goals and values held, in different ways, by all communities.
- Join a direct action project. WCP currently has garden, school food, recreation and food justice action groups.
- Submit to the monthly project newsletter, "Reality Bites" to promote activities related to WCP goals. Submission is free and open to non-profits and community members.
- Come to our regular community forums.
Contact the project coordinator to become involved, find out more, or join our email discussion lists.