"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"
-Margaret Mead

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Leadership Team had it's monthly meeting last Thursday, August 19th. In addition to meeting the newly hired Health Educators, attendees were also provided with updates on our progress with the grant objectives.

The Health Educators have been working hard to identify the key contacts related to each of our objectives, and what the next (or first) steps are to getting everyone on board! With such a huge undertaking, it's definitely easier to break things down into more manageable pieces! The breakdown of the initiatives among the Health Educators is:

Kayleen Magruder
- Increase the number of Wood County residents with access to fresh fruits and vegetables - includes Farm to School, CSAs, and community gardens
- Increase the number of Wood County residents participating in social physical activity networks

Renee Fox
- Implement policies that require daily physical activity and healthy snacks in all Wood County schools and regulated childcare centers
- Provide nutritional foods and menu labeling in all restaurants with 19 or fewer locations and all Wood County schools

The coalition continues to schedule and make presentations throughout the County to educate our community about the grant and how to get involved. Our most recent presentations include the Pittsville School Board, the Marshfield Toolkit, the Wellness Committee at Riverview Hospital and the Pittsville Teachers and Staff.

We want to continue to get the word out about this grant and the positive changes that we are going to make in Wood County. If you have an organization that would benefit from the information or wants to get involved, contact Kristie today!