United Way Executive Director Stephanie Barksdale attended a three day "YMCA of the USA" conference at the Healthier Communities Learning Institute in Memphis, Tennessee.
Joining her was Greg Brisco, CEO of the Torrington YMCA branch. In addition to healthy breakfasts and opportunities for physical activity, they attended workshops discussing food policy trends, obesity, and community initiatives. Speakers included Y directors, wellness coordinators, community planners, and members of the medical profession, among others.
Ms. Barksdale and Mr. Brisco are both members of the Fit Together steering committee, a coalition established in 2012 to build healthier communities in Northwest Connecticut through strategies that promote healthy living.