A component fund of the Upper Valley Region of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Winter Wild & Let's Move!

Winter Wild is an uphill series with a twist, the finish is at the bottom so you get to come back down too.  Grab your skis, grab your snowshoes, or just grab your favorite winter running shoes and join us for some winter fun.  Do you like first tracks?  Most events take place at a public ski area and you get to hit slopes before they open to the public. What's not to like about that!
2010 Recipient of the Governor's Council on Physical Activity and Health Outstanding Achievement Award.

2010 NH Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

NH’s Governor’s Council on Physical Activity and Health annually recognizes individuals and organizations in the state of New Hampshire that have significantly contributed toward healthy lifestyles. Winter Wild is a 2010 recipient of this distinguished award.

Let's Move! logoIn partnership with the Let's Move Campaign in offering all of the Winter Wild events for FREE to schooled children in our region.

Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Sure, this is an ambitious goal. But with your help, we can do it.

Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food. And, helping children become more physically active.

At the launch of the initiative, President Barack Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum creating the first-ever Task Force on Childhood Obesity to conduct a review of every single programs and policies relating to child nutrition and physical activity and develop a national action plan to maximize federal resources and set concrete benchmarks toward the First Lady’s national goal. The Task Force recommendations focus on the five pillars of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative:

  • Creating a healthy start for children
  • Empowering parents and caregivers
  • Providing healthy food in schools
  • Improving access to healthy, affordable foods
  • Increasing physical activity

Everyone has a role to play in reducing childhood obesity, including parents and caregivers, elected officials from all levels of government, schools, health care professionals, faith-based and community-based organizations, and private sector companies. Your involvement is key to ensuring a healthy future for our children.

Grants Awarded: 

2012 - $2,000 in collaboration with Lake Sunapee Bank. This grant will provide free entry for school age kids to the Winter Wild/Winter Fun series of outdoor events in 2013. The school district with the highest participation in any combination of the 8 Winter Wild events in 2013 will receive a $5,000 donation for their PTO, courtesy of the Childrens Fund and Lake Sunapee Bank. More information at: www.winterwild.com.

Grant Year(s): 

2016 Children's Fund Grantees