We envision community environments that support healthy lifestyles by promoting good nutrition and increased physical activity.
60mins. a Day | 5 days a Week
Who are we?
We represent schools, worksites, community clubs and groups, daycares, and families promoting active lifestyles where we live, learn, work and play. Our goal is for Manitowoc County residents to be active 60 minutes per day.
What we do:
Why we exist:
According to the 2013 Manitowoc County Community Health Assessment:
- 73% of Manitowoc County Adults are overweight
- 42% of Manitowoc County Adults were getting the recommended moderate or vigorous physical activity
Regular physical activity in adults can lower the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, colon and breast cancer, and depression.
Physical activity in children and adolescents can improve bone health, improve cardio-respiratory and muscular fitness, decrease the level of body fat and reduce symptoms of depression.
Lean on the Lakeshore is a 100-day weight loss challenge starting January 4th, 2015, open to anyone who lives or works in Manitowoc County and is interested in living a healthier lifestyle and losing weight.
The fitness professionals in Manitowoc County came together to create a weight loss challenge where participants will benefit from all of their expertise, at each of their fitness facilities. The goal is to work together to utilize all fitness and nutrition resources in Manitowoc to support participants as they make a lifestyle change to lead a more active and healthy life.
Each week, teams are invited to attend various events and activities at different locations in Manitowoc County. Activities will include exercise classes or sessions at various fitness facilities, as well as outdoor fitness activities. Events will include nutrition education presentations, cooking demonstrations, and grocery store tours.
An added bonus – area restaurants are also getting involved! Check back at the Healthiest Manitowoc County website to see which restaurants will be offering healthy options at their location to make eating out easier during this challenge!
There’s the hidden message in the name, did you notice?
“Lean” has a double meaning… It certainly insinuates we have a goal of being fit and trim, but “lean” also means to lean on each other, help your teammates, and celebrate successes together. We’re not only bringing together a team of 10, but the whole community. We’ll be working out with other teams and learning from each other. We’ll keep each other accountable, provide support, and be there to lean on when a teammate needs an ear to listen, or shoulder to lean on.
Weight Loss Measurement:
Every participant will step on the scale at the kickoff event for an initial weight measurement. Each week, teams are encouraged to measure their own weight loss and then track and report their results. At the end of the challenge, participants are again weighed at the final group event. Outcomes will be listed in two categories:
- Individual percentage of weight loss
- Group percentage of weight loss
Farm to Table
Goal of Farm to Table
Committed to being the meeting that’s not a meeting! Fun energized group dedicated to linking people already part of the local food movement with those new to the food movement. Together we work to increase access to and consumption of fresh locally grown foods.
Who are we?
Together, strengthening Farm to Table by increasing active members and supporting grassroots efforts to grow, sell and eat fresh local foods throughout Manitowoc County.
What we do:
Farm to Table – Growers, culinary artists and eaters working together to support the local economy and improve the nutrient value of all food for all people (home, schools, worksites, institutions)
How we do it:
Procurement: encourage partnerships between food service and producers, increasing dollars allocated specifically for local purchases, EBT at the market, education and research.
Injury Prevention Coalition
Who are we?
Many community partners working to reduce emergency room visits and preventable hospitalization due to falls.
Join others including hospitals, clinics, home care agencies, long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, public health, Aging and disability Resource Center, the YMCA to prevent injury impacted by falls.
What we do:
Our team has identified 5 key areas that contribute to our county's high rate of falls and has created workgroups for each of the 5:
- Need for preventative information
- Poor vision
- Lack of self-management skills
- Medication issues
- Medical conditions
- Deaths from fall do not only occur in the over 64 population; they are one of the top 5 leading causes of deaths in Wisconsin for ages 15-65+!
- The majority of falls that result in death occur in the home (55%)
- Hospitalizations and emergency room visits due to falls result in $800 million in hospital charges each year in Wisconsin.
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