re:TH!NK's Food Map Pinpoints Healthy Options!
We want to encourage our community members and families to choose healthy foods more often. Sometimes its difficult to know what's out there. If you are looking for places to buy fresh fruits and vegetables close to home, check out the Winnebago County Food Map. Click the link to find out what's available near you.
Help make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice!
Sometimes you just need a quick reminder to take the stairs or to choose a healthier snack. re:TH!NK can help with Point of Decision Prompts (PODP). Making a better choice is as easy as reading a reminder prompt right where a choice is made. re:TH!NK's PODP Toolkit has several easy-to-post options to remind people to take the stairs, park further from the door and pick healthy fruits and veggies. There are kid-friendly prompts too suitable for a school, daycare, or the home (right next to the snack drawer).
County Health Rankings Released
Now in their fourth year, the County Health Rankings show that how long and how well people live depends on multiple factors. They also help to lay the groundwork for the health improvement efforts of government officials, business leaders, and citizens across the country. Winnebago County ranked #37 in Health Outcomes ("how long people live" and "how healthy people feel while alive") but #15 in Health Factors. See the full picture here.
Parents are the Key to safe driving!
As a parent, you should know that the main cause of teen car crashes is driver inexperience. The good news is that you can make a difference by getting involved with your teen's driving. Check out our Parents are the Key page for tips on how to talk to your teen.