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One of the initiatives of the Green Mountain United Way, includes Health.

While Vermont continues to be a leader in health, obesity rates here and across the country have been steadily increasing over the last ten years. Almost a quarter of adults in Vermont are obese, and obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers continue to be the leading causes of death in Vermont. Research proves that consuming adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables and exercising the recommended amount of 30 minutes per day can prevent obesity.

Green Mountain United Way is encouraging communities to join our Building Healthy Communities initiatives throughout the five counties we serve to improve access to healthy foods and physical activity opportunities. Through partnerships with hospitals, clinics, education institutions, businesses, municipalities and other groups, we are working together to create community environments that support individuals and families in living healthy…

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About Timothy R. Barre

I hold an Associates degree in Marketing, Management & Retailing which I received through Champlain College, Burlington, VT in 1983 I am currently a Purchase and Mailroom Manager with a Local Vermont Bank. I am volunteering with the Green Mountain United Way on their Funding Resources Committee and Marketing Committee. I am actively involved with the annual NESCON conference (New England Supply Chain Conference & Educational Exhibition) for the past 9 years. For the last 3 I have been the Chair of the Exhibitor Committee. I am also involved with the Annual Worksite Wellness Conference through the Vermont Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports for the past 2 years and am the Chair of the exhibitor and sponsor committee. I am also a registered member of ISM-VT (Institute of Supply Management - Vermont Chapter). I am also a regular blood donor.
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