A community that together achieves and maintains a healthy weight at every age.
May 2016
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Coming Soon Passport to Active Living 

Save the date!

Kickoff Event - June 13, 11:30-12:30, Trestle Trail

Register at Tierney.wittmann@unitedwayfoxcities.org

"I took the pledge..."
"I took the pledge to remind myself to be consistent in using the Weight Watcher app."
Contributed by:  
Paula Morgen, Manager - Community Health

You can  Take the Pledge! Choose something you can routinely do to live a healthier life within your family or your community.
Portion Control
Our Tip of the Month
When trying to adopt healthy eating habits,consider the portions of the foods you eat. Julia Salomon, Registered Dietitian and Corporate Dietitian has funny way to remind people how to be mindful of their portions: Never eat anything bigger than your face!

Julia Salomon, MS, RD, CD, Affinity Health System

Recipe of the Month
Black Bean & Mango Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinagrette
Grilling out and need a side salad? Try this healthy option.

Brenda Leigh, MS, RD at Thedacare

How to Grow Fresh Herbs
DIY Mason Herb Garden
DIY Mason Herb Garden
A healthy way to season foods!
Use this hash tag to share with us your #MoveItMondayFV activity photos!

We use the hash tag #WOTFVevent to keep you informed of upcoming events such as quarterly meetings, activities (Bike Week, Walk to Work, etc.)
Fox Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 
Find us at the Business Expo on June 1st at the Radisson Paper Valley and Enter for a drawing to WIN a  Full Fitness Assessment and Workout Plan from Your "Turf" Fitness by Jada VanArk-Miller!

All4Run June 1st Event
All4Run is a global initiative encouraging communities to take part in a series of special activities May 31 and June 1 in conjunction with Fleet Feet Sports(click here for more information about this local event)
WOTFV Calendar
June 2016

Weight of the Fox Valley Worksite Action Team Meeting
Tuesday, June 21st
7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
United Way Fox Cities
Register to attend

Weight of the Fox Valley Active Communities Action Team
Thursday, June 23rd
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Bridgewood Conference Center
Eat Well for Less

Kickoff at Woodman's on June 4th at 10:30am.  For more information about this program, click here.
Save the date!
Wake Up With WOTFV Breakfast Event - June 23, 7:30-9:00
Keynote speaker: Amber Canto, MPH, RDN, Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) State Coordinator
University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension

Keynote presentation:
It takes a village - Mobilizing communities towards supporting healthy eating patterns for all
Register Here
Wellness Winners
Our Winner - Brian Hunter

Brian Hunter is a
Consumer Tech Team Lead for Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.  

Brian built a network of accountability through support from family and friends, tracking his foods with an app. How did he do this in nine months?

To read more about his incredible and inspiring story plus see an added bonus "after" photo, click here.

Food Fight
Cheddar Cheese vs. Mozzarella Cheese
WHICH CHEESE TO CUT:  Both of these cheese use the same four basic ingredients (milk, salt, bacteria, and rennet), are high in protein and calcium, and gluten free.  Cheddar cheese ranks among one of the highest cheeses for fat and sodium content.  If you are following a diet that restricts sodium and saturated fat (for example, cardiac diet or heart healthy diet) cheddar cheese may not be the best choice for you.  Mozzarella cheese has the same amount of protein per a one ounce serving, but has significantly higher calcium (22% of your daily value).  Both cheeses melt well and ...continue reading.

Contributed by: Julia E. Salomón, MS, RDN, CD; Community Health Improvement Leader, Affinity Health System 
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. 

Meet Our Experts!  Learn about our local experts, here!

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!

Contact: Keren Rosenberg
Weight of the Fox Valley Manager

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