Executive Committee 2012

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Nutrition

COMMITTEE PURPOSE: 

Through networking and coordination, members of this committee develop nutrition interventions that target multiple settings within Polk County.

 

CURRENT FOCUS:

To create a local food system as a means to assure access to healthy and safe foods to everyone in Polk County, with an emphasis on fruits and vegetables.

 

Health Outcome:  Increase healthy weight/decrease overweight & obesity

Health Behavior:  Increase fruit and vegetable consumption

  • By June 2010, increase use of existing local food venues.

  • By June 2010, increase total number of fresh fruit and vegetable venues that offer local foods compared to 2007 audit.

CURRENT/PAST ACTIVITIES:


  • Currently working on 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment and the areas related to Nutrition
  • Working with local area restaurants in "Healthy Menu Options" project-see survey below if your restauarant is interested. 
  • Initiated the Farm to Community Alliance www.farmtocommunity.com in order to create a community-based network that facilitates the exchange of locally grown food and other locally made products
  • Share the Bounty garden gleaning program

  • Family Table Cooking Club

  • Created the "Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Access in Polk County" brochure to highlight current resources available

RESOURCES:

  • Wisconsin's NPAO Program - You can find resources for all focus areas at the following website, including the Wisconsin State Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan.



 
 
2012 ACTIVE MEMBERS:
Amery Regional Medical Center
Patty Willeman
Osceola Medical Center
Andrea Peterson, RD
Polk County Health Department
Andrea Seifert, RD
Melanie Mertes, MS, RD
Salvation Army
Duana Bremmer
West Wind Community Co-op
Tracey Mofle

2011 ACTIVE MEMBERS:
Amery Regional Medical Center
Patty Willeman
Kari Flom, RD
Osceola Medical Center
Andrea Peterson
Polk County Health Department
Andrea Seifert, RD
Janel Hemmesch, RD, CBE
Salvation Army
Duana Bremer
UW Extension
Mary Lestrud
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