In the Workplace
re:TH!NK supports and partners with local well workplace initiatives like Well City Fox Cities and Well Oshkosh (also called Oshkosh Area Businesses Focused on Health, Inc) and the Weight of the Fox Valley. Each group is collaborating to make it easier for employers to make healthy workplaces and healthier communities.
Toolkits are being used by teachers to integrate movement breaks and physical activity, outside of physical education and recess, into the school day. Piloted by teachers from Oakwood and Oaklawn in 2012, example activities are explained for each grade level and each subject. The activities that the teachers liked the best are incorporated into this year's toolkit. For the 2014-15 school year there are more than 200 classrooms in 6 school districts in Winnebago County using the Active Classrooms toolkit!
Safe Routes to School
East Central Regional Planning Commission, parents, teachers and other concerned citizens are working to increase biking and walking to school. There are several SRTS Taskforces in Winnebago County. Each group has been working to complete walking and biking audits, conduct student and parent surveys and develop local action plans to promote students walking and biking to school safely. To learn more about a specific school district's taksforce activities, visit the Safe Routes to School website and click "local programs."
In the Community
Information about Health in Planning coming soon...
Want to get out and ride but don't want to go alone? The following businesses & organizations provide weekly ride opportunities.
|Cranked Bike Studio has two weekly rides. Monday evening women's ride at 6pm and Tuesday evening group ride at 6pm. Contact Cranked Bike Studio at 920-720-0800||Gear n Up has a weekly Thursday night ride at 6pm. Contact Gear n Up at 920-722-2949||Wheel & Sprocket has a weekly Wednesday Evening Ride at 6pm. Child care is available at the Oshkosh YMCA. Contact Wheel & Sprocket at 920-232-090||Oshkosh Cycling Club coordinates several group rides. Visit the OCC website for more details.||Fox Cities Cycling Association has a variety of group rides and events scheduled. See their calendar for more information.|