A community that together achieves and maintains a healthy weight at every age.
March 2016
In this issue:
 
Hello Spring!

It's that time of year when being outdoors is so inviting after being indoors for most of the winter!

Some spring activity ideas are: walk, bike, hike, run, rollerblade in your neighborhood or on a trail such as CE Trail in Appleton, the Trestle Trail in Menasha, the Friendship Trail in Neenah, Wiouwash Trail in Oshkosh, and the Solomon Trail in Chilton.

Take some photos while you are getting active and send them to us. We will post your photos on social media.
  
Happy Spring,

Keren Rosenberg
WOTFV Program Manager 
"I took the pledge..."
"I took the pledge to journal my intake to improve and balance my portions.  It is working so far!!! I've lost 30 pounds!"
Contributed by:  Toni Schinke,
Organizational Development &
Marketing/Communications Assistant, United Way Fox Cities
 

You can  Take the Pledge! Choose something you can routinely do to live a healthier life within your family or your community.
Our Tip of the Month
With daylight savings time, does one hour really matter when it comes to sleep?
Click on the title above to reveal more information. . .

Contributor:  
James Cruthers, MS, CSAC, ICS, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, ThedaCare 
Recipe of the Month
Looking for a quick and easy appetizer for Easter or anytime. . . click on the title above for the full recipe

Contributor:  
Gina Schwebke RD, CD
Ambulatory Clinic Supervisor
Pediatric Dietitian
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Fox Valley

Mutual Rescue™: Eric & Peety - Short Film


Video of the Month
Obese and desperately needing to lose weight to save his health, Eric O'Grey was told to get a dog.
"He transformed me into a completely different person," O'Grey says.
Calendar
April 2016

Weight of the Fox Valley Food System Action Team Meeting
Tuesday, April 5th
8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Boys and Girls Club of Menasha

Weight of the Fox Valley Worksite Action Team Meeting
Tuesday, April 19th
7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
United Way Fox Cities
Register to attend

Weight of the Fox Valley Active Communities Action Team
Tuesday, April 26th
7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Mosaic Family Health Clinic
Wake Up with WOTFV Breakfast Event

Thanks to everyone who attended Wake Up with  Weight of the Fox Valley Breakfast event on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.  A special thank-you to our keynote speaker, Dr. Christina Economos, Associate Professor of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and Director of ChildObesity180.  The feedback from this conference was extremely positive.  Dr. Economos presented difficult statistics and recommendations in a straightforward and uncomplicated grace.  Her recommendations to WOTFV are join the Billion Mile Race, serve child-size portions in every environment - childcare, schools, restaurants and home, and spread the message & advocate for change. We hope to continue the newfound connection with her.

To read more on the event in the Post Crescent, click here.

Save the Date! 
The next Wake Up with Weight of the Fox Valley breakfast event is scheduled on Thursday, June 23rd from 7:30 to 9:00am at Bridgewood Conference Center. More details will be announced soon. 

Did You Know?!
Did you know there are over 130 parks in the Fox Valley area? While visiting the parks this spring, here are some activity ideas:  walk, bike, hike, run, rollerblade, basketball, baseball, soccer, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, playground games such as tag and kickball.

Visit one of the parks today!  For more maps of area parks click our online interactive map.

Wellness Winners
Our Winner - Perla del Val

Perla del Val, Beachbody Coach & Graphic Designer, is our Wellness Winner of the month. Like many, Perla struggled with her health after life changes took a negative toll on her body. After marrying her husband Luis and moving from Mexico to the United States, Perla found that she struggled to have children. Eventually, fertility treatments allowed their dreams of having children to come true, but a combination of overeating, sleep deprivation, and taking care of babies added stress to Perla's life. Perla says that time, "I was officially in the worst shape of my life and hated the way I felt, always tired with endless back pain. I needed to move my body." To continue reading her inspiring story, click here.
Food Fight
Brown Eggs vs. White Eggs
Brown eggs, white eggs, blue eggs, speckled eggs! Eggs come in different sizes and colors. In the grocery stores, we often see brown and white. Is there a difference? Well, yes...

Contributed by: Julia E. Salomón, MS, RDN, CD; Community Health Improvement Leader, Affinity Health System a
Online Worksite WellnessToolkit
If you have a worksite wellness program or if you are just getting one started, the Weight of the Fox Valley Worksite Wellness Toolkit is a resource for you to read about local wellness programs that work, get worksite wellness tips, and get connected to both local and national wellness resources. What's included in the toolkit?
Ask a Local Expert
Do you have a question about exercise, physical activity or eating healthy?
Weight of the Fox Valley is able to help! We have access to local experts who are willing to answer your questions on healthy living. 

To access this confidential service, simply go to a topic under the "Healthy Living" section of our website and click on "Ask the Expert." Type in your question and a local expert will answer you as soon as possible!

Questions? 
Contact: Keren Rosenberg
Weight of the Fox Valley Manager

We appreciate your continued interest in creating a community that together achieves and maintains a healthy weight at every age.

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