HEALTHY FOOD & BEVERAGE
Healthy Food & Beverages Team
In Winnebago County, only 36.6% of high school students reported that they ate vegetables one or more times per day during the past seven days (Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2016).
re:TH!NK’s Healthy Food and Beverage team wants to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables in children attending Winnebago County early childcare programs through implementation of Farm to Early Care practices. In Winnebago County, people consuming enough fruits and vegetables, and are consuming too much sugar. Our team wants to intervene early in order to help our youngest eaters develop lifelong healthy habits.
Through our Farm to Early Care initiative, we are working with childcare programs to increase access to and education around fresh produce through nutrition education, gardening, and procuring local food. Our team is providing guidance, expertise and technical support for those interested in implementing Farm to Early Care practices in their program. Our goal is to assist 5 new childcare programs develop sustainable Farm to Early Care programs per year.
If you want to help children develop healthy habits through Farm to Early Care, join our team!
Meeting Day/Time/Place: Coming soon!
Team Chair: Vacant
C-r-u-n-c-h-! Every year in October, the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch celebrates National Farm to School Month by asking everyone to crunch into locally grown apples at noon. The Great Apple Crunch is a fun and engaging event to promote our region's apple orchards,...
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Head Start program is a new addition to re:TH!NK's Healthy Food and Beverages team and has quickly become an invaluable contributor and partner in extending Farm to Early Care efforts to Winnebago County families, especially those of...
re:TH!NK's Healthy Food and Beverages team partnered with University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Politics of Food Quest class to teach nutrition lessons within area childcare programs. Groups of college students developed nutrition lesson plans about locally grown produce...