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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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  • 1. PRESENTED BY: Kristie Rauter Wisconsin Womens 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. Wood County Location Local economics: Cranberries, Paper mills medical http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla 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. 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. Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids, Pittsville, Auburndale, Nekoosa, Port Edwards (~12,500 students) 3/6 districts have passed policy3/6 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. 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. Meet Your Farmer 8. Local Alert 9. Processing Facility 10. Gardens and Greenhouses 11. Lincoln High School Greenhouse 12. Lincoln High School students grow lettuce to be used in the lunch line 13. Grant Funding Worksite Wellness Developed wellness policies within worksites Linked to worksite wellness network 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. 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. Grant Funding Community Supported Agriculture Healthy Vending Healthy Catering 17. Community Grant Funding Gardens 40 school and community garden sites and 5 school greenhouses Partnering with Food Pantries 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. Smart Meal Grant Funding Restaurant Assessments Menu Calc Analysis Menu Labeling and Printing More than 10% of County Restaurants 20. Restaurants will label healthy meals on menu (~75,000) 13 restaurants currently participating 11 interested and in process Smart Meal 21. Smart Meal 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. Active Communities Grant Funding Focus on the built environment and non- motorized vehicle transportation. -Trail systems -Sidewalks -Bike lanes -Signage 24. Media Campaign (~75,000) 25. the work of the Healthy People Wood County Obesity Prevention Team Who made all of this possible? 26. the work of AmeriCorps volunteers 27. work of UWSP practicum students 28. And over 135 Partners! 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 Childrens 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 Altenburgs Country Gardens, LLC American Heart Association Aspirus Doctors Clinic Aspirus Occupational Health Associated Employee Assistance Auburndale School District BeHIP 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 Figis First Presbyterian Church - Marshfield Forward Vending Girl Scouts of Woodland Council Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Marshfield Grand Rapids Lions 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. Lammars 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. Prust Sugarbush and Honey Farm Rapids Mall Red Mill Supper Club Renaissance Learning River Cities Community Access Riverview Hospital Association Rudolphs Little Dears Safe Routes to School Saint Josephs Child Care Saint Josephs Hospital Security Health Plan Sesame Workshop South Wood County YMCA South Wood County YMCA Child Development and Toddler Centers St. Albans Episcopal Church, Marshfield St. Lawrence Early Childhood Center Staab Construction Corporation Sustainable Marshfield Tender Loving Childrens 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. Thank you for your time! 34. Contact Information Kristie Rauter CPPW Project Director Wood County Health Department [email protected] (715) 421-8915

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