Health in the Rockies

Goal: 1 . Increase resources and knowledge of library patrons on health related issues. 2. Make healthy eating fun, tasty, and not intimidating. Objective: 1. Contract 3 health professionals and/or chefs knowledgeable on healthy eating to offer at least 2 classes to 88 and 1 to kids. 2. Each class will introduce and explain how to use the NLM databases to explore different health options. 3. Each health professional will bring their own supplies for their classes. Overall, Larimer County ranks high in health ratings for Colorado, but Red Feather Lakes RFL median household income is 46% less than the median income for the county. The closest major grocery store is a 2 hour round trip. Access to healthy food is limited in our small, isolated mountain town. This can be especially difficult for the elderly with mobility and transportation issues. Single parent families with limited income find it challenging to buy healthy, high quality food. We hope to give access to knowledge and health professionals through our library. We will research different health professionals in the Fort Collins area to give presentations at the library on a health topic appropriate to our patrons. We will price out different options for the classes and create a schedule. A local chef will do one class with the kids and one for the 88 on healthy cooking or preparing meals or snacks. All classes will be advertised and marketed through flyers, social media, the library's weblist, and word of mouth. The presenter will provide all supplies for the class. We will include NLM resources in the classes. The classes for 88 will be scheduled from May-December 2017. The classes for kids will take place during the after school programs which run from Oct 2017-May 2018.

Project Details

Organization Name

Red Feather Mountain Library District

Organization Type
Public library
Project Lead


Start Date
June 1, 2017
End Date
April 30, 2018
Funding Amount
Student, K-12
General Public
Student, College & Post-grad
Seniors (65+ yrs.)
Teens (13-18 yrs.)
Hispanics/Latin Americans