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Get Active Wood County


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Kristie Rauter, Community Health Improvement Planner from the Wood County Health Department, presented on Get Active Wood County, an initiative aimed at obesity prevention at the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation's Annual Gathering event. She spoke about the collaboration between the Health Department, local businesses, schools and non-profit organizations to create a healthier Wood County.

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Get Active Wood County

  1. 1. PRESENTED BY: Kristie Rauter Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation | Marshfield, Wi September 24th, 2013 Systems, Environmental and Policy Changes in Wood County Schools, Worksites, and Communities. Thinking differently about your surroundings. Funding made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Wood County Health Department.
  2. 2. Wood County Location Local economics: Cranberries, Paper mills medical
  3. 3. At least 30 minutes of daily P.A., reducing screen time standards, and provide healthy snacks (~500 students) • South Wood County YMCA, Marshfield Area YMCA, and Boys and Girls Club passed policies • YouthNet includes supportive language in parent handbook Afterschool Program Providers
  4. 4. Wellness Policies (Nutrition and Physical Activity) and Garden Implementation (~1,600 children) • 21/22 sites have new/enhanced nutrition policies • 16/22 sites new/enhanced physical activity policies • 28 sites have gardens Childcare Centers
  5. 5. Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids, Pittsville, Auburndale, Nekoosa, Port Edwards (~12,500 students) • 3/6 districts have passed policy—3/6 are in progress (Auburndale, Wisconsin Rapids, Marshfield) • 6/6 districts participating in farm to school (15,000 lbs. produce) • 6/6 districts implemented gardens/greenhouses/orchards • 5/6 districts making changes to competitive food environment • 6/6 districts with nutrition and P.A. based afterschool programming Schools
  6. 6. • Food Service Director Quarterly Meetings • Harvest of the Month - Taste Testing, Lunch Line • Knife Training for Food Service Staff • Meet Your Farmer • Local Alert • Processing Facility
  7. 7. Meet Your Farmer
  8. 8. Local Alert
  9. 9. Processing Facility
  10. 10. Gardens and Greenhouses
  11. 11. Lincoln High School Greenhouse
  12. 12. Lincoln High School students grow lettuce to be used in the lunch line
  13. 13. Grant Funding Worksite Wellness •Developed wellness policies within worksites •Linked to worksite wellness network
  14. 14. Grant Funding Social Physical Activity (Thao Sisters) Need a champion to lead network, get it started to become self- sustaining Cultural, men are head of house 2gether
  15. 15. Grant Funding • Environmental change to increase access to physical activity • Social support networks to change behaviors • Limiting screen time • Policy changes that create physical activity opportunities 2gether
  16. 16. Grant Funding • Community Supported Agriculture • Healthy Vending • Healthy Catering
  17. 17. Community Grant Funding Gardens • 40 school and community garden sites and 5 school greenhouses • Partnering with Food Pantries
  18. 18. Electronic Benefits Transfer Grant Funding • 75% of farmers markets in Wood County now accept Food Share •Over $4,000 Food Share dollars were spent at the Wisconsin Rapids Farmers Market in the 2011 season •The Double Value program in October brought a 61% increase in participation and 71% more dollars to local market vendors
  19. 19. Smart Meal Grant Funding • Restaurant Assessments • Menu Calc Analysis • Menu Labeling and Printing • More than 10% of County Restaurants
  20. 20. Restaurants will label healthy meals on menu (~75,000) • 13 restaurants currently participating • 11 interested and in process Smart Meal
  21. 21. Smart Meal
  22. 22. Shared Use Grant Funding •Wisconsin Rapids: Opportunity Development Centers, Inc •Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools •City of Wisconsin Rapids Parks and Recreation •Lowell Center •Wal-Mart •Wisconsin Rapids Mall •Nekoosa Community Center •Marshfield: Opportunity Development Centers, Inc •Good Shepherd Lutheran Church – Marshfield •City of Marshfield - City Hall •Shoppes at Woodridge •Pick 'N Save •Shopko •Target •Fleet Farm In Wood County, shared use includes schools, churches, malls, hotels and any other buildings which have areas that could be utilized for physical activity or nutrition purposes.
  23. 23. Active Communities Grant Funding Focus on the built environment and non- motorized vehicle transportation. -Trail systems -Sidewalks -Bike lanes -Signage
  24. 24. Media Campaign (~75,000)
  25. 25. …the work of the Healthy People Wood County Obesity Prevention Team Who made all of this possible?
  26. 26. …the work of AmeriCorps volunteers
  27. 27. …work of UWSP practicum students
  28. 28. And over 135 Partners!
  29. 29. • Beltie Beef • Big Brothers/Big Sisters • Blue Heron Brew Pub/West 14th • Bows and Britches Childcare • Boys & Girls Club of Wisconsin Rapids • Bright Horizons SJH/MFC • Building Blocks Learning Center • Buzzy Bees Child Care Center • Centers for Disease Control • Central City Credit Union • Central Home Improvement • Central Wisconsin Resiliency Project • Child Care Centers of Marshfield, all sites • Child Care Resource and Referral • Christ Cares for Kids • 10-10-10 • ABC Childcare Centers, LLC • ABC Children’s Enrichment Center • Active Portage County • Adult Day Care of South Wood County • Aging and Disability Resource Center • Alliance Collections • Allied Health of Wisconsin, Nekoosa Office • Altenburg’s Country Gardens, LLC • American Heart Association • Aspirus Doctors Clinic • Aspirus Occupational Health • Associated Employee Assistance • Auburndale School District • BeHIP
  30. 30. •Citizens for Clean Green Welcoming Committee •City of Marshfield •City of Wisconsin Rapids •Community Foundation of Greater South Wood County •Community members •Country Tots Child Development Center •Cranberry Clergy •Cutler County Comfort •Dairy State Cheese •Dennis Kitowski Farm •Dental Clinic of Marshfield •Domtar Industries, Inc. •ERCO Worldwide •Family Center •Family Health Center •Figi’s •First Presbyterian Church - Marshfield •Forward Vending •Girl Scouts of Woodland Council •Good Shepherd Lutheran Church – Marshfield •Grand Rapids Lion’s Club •Green Team •Happy Days Day Care Center •Healthy Lifestyles – Marshfield Area Coalition •Heart of Wisconsin •HoChunk Nation •Home/Community Ed Association •Homestead Supper Club •Jamaican Kitchens •Jazzersize
  31. 31. •Lammar’s Smokehouse BBQ •Lots of Tots Preschool, LLC •Lowell Senior Center •Lowland Bison Ranch •Malek Family Stewardship Farm, LLC •Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce •Marshfield Area United Way •Marshfield Area YMCA •Marshfield Area Community Foundation •Marshfield Clinic •Marshfield Fire Department •Marshfield Master Gardeners •Marshfield News Herald •Marshfield Noon Rotary Club •Marshfield Park and Recreation Department •Marshfield Public Library •Marshfield School District •Mid State International Truck •Mid-State Technical College •Nekoosa School District •Nelson-Jameson •New Page Corporation •North Central Workforce Development Board •NRG Media, WYTE & WLJY •Ocean Spray Cranberries •Opportunity Development Center •Pioneer Bank •Pittsville School District •Port Edwards School District •Precious Hearts Preschool
  32. 32. •Prust Sugarbush and Honey Farm •Rapids Mall •Red Mill Supper Club •Renaissance Learning •River Cities Community Access •Riverview Hospital Association •Rudolph’s Little Dears •Safe Routes to School •Saint Joseph’s Child Care •Saint Joseph’s Hospital •Security Health Plan •Sesame Workshop •South Wood County YMCA •South Wood County YMCA Child Development and Toddler Centers •St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Marshfield •St. Lawrence Early Childhood Center •Staab Construction Corporation •Sustainable Marshfield •Tender Loving Children’s Center and Preschool •The Voice •US Department of Health and Human Services •UW Marshfield/Wood County •UW-Extension •UW-Stevens Point •Vespertine Gardens •WAOW Newsline 9 •WDLB Radio •WFHR Radio •WI Dept of Transportation •WIC •Wisconsin Department of Health Services •Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune •Wisconsin Rapids Park and Recreation Department •Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools •Wisconsin Rapids Rafters •Wisconsin Restaurant Association, Central Wisconsin River Valley Chapter •Wood County Head Start •Youth Net
  33. 33. Thank you for your time!
  34. 34. Contact Information Kristie Rauter CPPW Project Director Wood County Health Department (715) 421-8915