Better Living: Exercise & Nutrition Daily

BLEND (Better Living: Exercise & Nutrition Daily) is committed to improving the health of children in Central Minnesota by reducing the epidemic of childhood obesity. A coalition of medical professionals, parents, and health care advocates work in four focus areas: physical activity, nutrition, medical community, and advocacy.

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As a program of Feeling Good MN, BLEND strives to make a significant impact on childhood obesity in four focus areas: physical activity, nutrition, medical community and advocacy. BLEND will continue to advance its strategic priorities to support policy, environmental and system changes that are broad-based and sustainable.

“To see that obesity rates are not increasing, but rather decreasing as children age, is encouraging.”
– David Tilstra, MD, president of CentraCare Clinic

The Community Impact of BLEND


Reduction in 12-year-old boys’ obesity rate.


Fewer children classified as obese.


Cost of care for one child with obesity.

BLEND Initiatives

Safe Routes to School

BLEND is helping schools and communities to establish safe routes to school to promote students walking, biking and rolling to school.

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BLEND is working to engage health care professionals in the prevention, assessment and treatment of overweight and obese children by promoting the 5-2-1-0 Wellness Program.

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A healthy and active fundraiser that has students throughout Central Minnesota moving to improve health while supporting their schools.

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Fit Kids Series

For kids 12 years and younger, these series of events provide incentives to be active year-round.

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Earth Day Run

BLEND is proud to collaborate with the CentraCare Health Earth Day Run to continue to promote health and wellness in our Central MN communities. Funds raised will support BLEND and their efforts to prevent and reduce childhood obesity.

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