UWO’s Quest III “Politics of Food” Partnership

UWO’s Quest III “Politics of Food” Partnership

re:TH!NK once again partnered with UWO’s Quest III “Politics of Food” to support the Healthy Food & Beverages Team’s Farm-to-Preschool initiative. Students prepared lesson plans to “Plant a Seed” and the “Two-Bite Club” which encourages increased consumption of vegetables and fruit in the early childcare setting.
UW Oshkosh Childcare, Davis Childcare and Chiemsee Castle welcomed UWO students in the program to visit their centers twice. Each child got to plant a seed and will either care for the seed at the center or bring the seedling home. Each family was provided care instructions and information on the “Two Bite Club”. The Two-Bit Club encourages kids to try something new with just two bites and we encourage families to try this at home too!
This initiative is a great way to encourage everyone to get a few bites of nutritious food and teaches where our food comes from! The kids enjoyed planting the seeds and asked lots of questions.

Member Spotlight: February 2019

Member Spotlight: February 2019

Shout out to Brent Buehler for helping the Alcohol Action team recruit students at Oshkosh North High School for the Junior year Communities project! Brent attended both the project pitch day as well as the project panel discussion day. Brent has also been a great help when it comes to meeting with festival organizers and CHEERS! trainings.

Member Spotlight: February 2019

Member Spotlight: February 2019

Shout out to one of the Youth Coalition’s newest members, Annabelle, for advocating for the protection of bike lanes on Westhaven Drive at the February 4 City of Oshkosh Sustainability Advisory Board meeting. The board was discussing and voting on their recommendation to the City Council whether to remove the designated bike lanes after a resident petition. Annabelle did an awesome job sharing why the bike lanes have been important for her to get to school, work, and just to enjoy Oshkosh! Check out a video of her testimony here.

Member Spotlight: December 2018

Member Spotlight: December 2018

Thank You for Caring. Thank You for Being Amazing.

Vicky Redlin has been an active member of re:TH!NK for over five years. As staff of the Winnebago County Parks Department, her professional work and personal commitment to making it easier for residents to bike, walk, and be active makes her the perfect person to chair the Active Communities team where she introduced re:TH!NK to the concept of “Safe Routes to Parks.” She has also served on the Leadership Council since 2015 putting her creativity and community connections to good use. Vicky is a life-long resident of Oshkosh and her “historical” knowledge of the culture here proves invaluable. She even goes above and beyond, offering to proofread our eUpdates before they get sent out. Thank you Vicky for everything you do.

Member Spotlight: December 2018

Member Spotlight: December 2018

Caring in Action Award

Adam Bellcorelli has been a dedicated member of re:TH!NK for a couple years. He represents the Social Connectedness team on the re:TH!NK Leadership Council. He has served as Emcee for the past two Annual Soirees and for the 2018 Legislative Breakfast. He is an active member of the Social Connectedness team to make Oshkosh and Winnebago County a place where people can build relationships and everyone can reach their full potential. He is always willing to give of himself, his time, and his talents to make Winnebago County a healthier place to live, learn, work and play. His positivity and passion for our community is infectious! We are honored to have him working on behalf of re:TH!NK.