Crow Wing Energized
Healthy Choices

Healthy Choices

Purpose: To develop sustainable strategies that encourages the population of Crow Wing County to make healthy choices.

GENERAL DESIRED OUTCOMES:

  1. Increase access to healthy food choices.
  2. Increase active living opportunities and active lifestyles.
  3. Promote and support healthy environments.

The Healthy Choices Goal Group meets the first Tuesday of the month from 7:30-9am.

To get involved with this Goal Group please contact co-chairs

Mark Ostgarden mostgarden@ci.brainerd.mn.us or

Joanna Collins jcollins@blymca.org

IDENTIFIED FOCUS AREAS:
AGING COALITION
Approaches: Meet regularly to develop and promote health and wellness options for the aging population in Crow Wing County. Click to download PDF with detailed information about The Guiding Principles. Aging Coalition Guiding Principles

 

FOOD RESOURCES

University of Minnesota Extension’s SNAP-Ed program makes the healthy choice the easy choice for Minnesotans with limited financial resources.

Click to download PDF of Food Resources in Crow Wing County FoodResourcesBrochure 2017

 

HEALTHY SCHOOL FOOD DAY
Approaches: Healthy Concessions, Vending machines, Farm to school, School gardens.

Click to view child-friendly clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Inq95os6cY&feature=youtu.be

Click to download breakfast idea flyer 1-Breakfast

 

ACTIVE SCHOOL DAY
Approaches: Active Recess, Before and after school activity, PE curriculum, Safe Route to School

Click link below to read Brainerd Dispatch article about active classrooms

http://www.brainerddispatch.com/news/4162820-busy-bodies-busy-minds 

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD
Approaches: Safe indoor and outdoor space for activity, Breast feeding education/training & storage, Healthy food options/gardens in the day care setting.

Click to download PDFs to help improve the health of children in your day care center Child Care Partnership Options or to encourage active play for day care centers or at home Active_play_earlychildhood

Click to view the webinar that was done for child care centers on Oct. 27. Start at 1:50, approximately one hour long. https://mde.webex.com/mde/lsr.php?RCID=e86981c8fba7488f93c31e88722b5b43

 

HEALTHY FOOD IN THE COMMUNITY
Approaches: Food Shelves (click here for a link to Promoting Healthy Eating at Food Shelves), Farmer’s Market availability & possible EBT addition, City gardens.

 

CROW WING COUNTY FOOD SHELVES

Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army Food Shelf, 208 S 5th St, Brainerd | 218-829-1120 | Tues. – Fri. 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cuyuna Range Food Shelf, 302 Cross Ave, Crosby | 218-546-7444 | 2nd & 3rd Wed. 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Crosslake Emergency Food Shelf, 34212 CR 3, Crosslake | 218-692-1004 | 1st & 3rd Fri. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Emily Area Food Shelf, 20948 Co. Rd. #1, Emily | 218-763-3097 | 3rd Wed. 9:30 – 11 a.m. & Thurs. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. & 1st Wed. 9:30 – 11 a.m. bread & produce only

Garrison Area Care Givers Food Shelf, 9535 Madison St., Garrison | 320-692-5399 | Tues. & Thurs. 1 – 5 p.m.

Lakes Area Food Shelf, 29280 State Hwy 371, Pequot Lakes | 218-568-8474 | Tues. & Thurs. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Click to download flyer with ideas to lower your food costs SmartFood-Feb2015

 

ACTIVE LIVING
Approaches: Walkable & Bikeable Communities, Safe Routes to School, Project Revive.

Click for information about City of Baxter Parks and trails

http://www.baxtermn.gov/departments/public-works/parks-and-trails/

Click for information about City of Brainerd trails http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/docs/maps/

Click for information about Cuyuna Lakes mountain bikes trails http://cuyunalakesmtb.com/trails/

St Mathias Park Directions 001Click for information about St. Mathias Park Trails with Heritage Walking Route highlighted SMP trail 4548 CR 121 (7-5-15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MOKE-FREE HOUSING
Approaches: Smoke-free multi-unit housing policy change

Click to download PDF information from the CDC about second hand smoke 2nd hand smoke handout

 

CLINICAL COMMUNITY LINKAGES
Approaches: Increase access to evidence-based lifestyle change and prevention programs. (1. NDPP 2. Matter of Balance 3. Tai Chai 4. Silver Sneakers 5. Living Well with Chronic Conditions)

 

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