Wood County is one of National WIC Association’s Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers and Children (CPHMC) project awardees. With their Healthy People Wood County Coalition, the Wood County Health Department is working on objectives in their community to both expand access to healthy and nutritious foods, increase access to quality healthcare, and improve access to chronic disease prevention, risk reduction, and management opportunities. The coalition’s great work in Wisconsin Rapids has earned them multiple spotlights in the media recently. See highlights and links to articles below.
“Wood County Nurse” By: Amber France & Sarah Salewski
YOU Magazine, Fall 2016
This article overviews the whole scope of Wood County’s CPHMC project, their objectives, focus and the great need for this work. Through increased promotion in farmer’s markets and grocery stores, breastfeeding policy work, and non-pharmaceutical prescriptions Wood County is working to improve their community with policy, systems and environmental changes. To read the full article, click on the thumbnail to the left.
The articles below highlight the Smart Meal™ program, a menu labeling initiative that uses a red symbol to indicate meals that meet the following nutrition guidelines:
• Two servings or more of beans, whole grains, fruits, vegetables or low-fat/non-fat dairy
• 700 calories or less
• No more than 30 percent of calories from total fat (or 23 grams or less)
• No more than 10 percent of calories from saturated fat (or 8 grams or less)
• No more than 0.5 grams of trans fat (no added or artificial trans fat)
• No more than 1,500 mg of sodium
In their newsletter Sarah Salewski also highlights the Smart Meal™ program. So far, Wood County has implemented this program in 6 restaurants in their community: Shaw Lee, Patty’s Café, Higher Grounds Bakery & Coffeehouse, The Daily Grind, Nutz Deep II and Belvedere. To read the full coverage, click on the thumbnails below:
Congratulations to Wood County on these great successes – keep up the great work!