PATH Foundation

In line with Buy Fresh, Buy Local’s initiatives to connect consumers with healthy, local products, the PATH Foundation is proud to fund Commit to Be Fit and Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health — two programs that enhance nutrition, physical activity and overall health in Fauquier and Rappahannock public schools. Both programs are tailored to the needs of their students and communities.


Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health, otherwise known as FRESH, is an innovative program bringing a culture of health and wellness to Fauquier County Public Schools. FRESH engages 20 schools in a wide variety of initiatives, such as increasing physical activity in classrooms, providing new recipes and training to cafeteria workers, and creating after-school clubs that focus on fitness, nutrition and wellness. With over 2,600 student participants, and their sights set on increasing the program’s scope and outreach, FRESH continues to support and promote health in Fauquier County.

Commit To Be Fit

Commit to Be Fit is focused on improving health and wellness in Rappahannock County through community engagement and school initiatives. In two years, the program has offered more than 450 community workshops on topics like eating healthy on a budget and injury prevention, as well as one-on-one health coaching. In Rappahannock County Public Schools, Commit to Be Fit has improved nutrition by introducing salad bars, horticulture class produce and other new menu items to school cafeterias. Commit to Be Fit remains a pioneering and useful resource for Rappahannock County residents of all ages.

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