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Overarching Priority: Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity
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Health Priority: Nutrition and Healthy FoodsDepartments Home
Did you know?
  • Adequate and appropriate nutrition is a cornerstone for preventing chronic disease and promoting vibrant health.
  • Diet in childhood, including breastfeeding, is especially important to maintaining appropriate weight.
  • Overweight youth are at risk for elevated cholesterol & triglycerides, diabetes, high BP, which are all are risk factors for heart attack and stroke.
  • Today’s children may be the first generation to NOT outlive their parents.
Statistics and Facts
  • Nationally, over 2/3 of the adult population is overweight or obese.
  • Approximately one in five children are overweight or obese by the time they reach their 6th birthday, and over half of obese children become overweight around age 2.
  • 29% of adults in Lincoln County are obese, 2017. Source: County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
Statistics for Lincoln County children/students (2017):
  • 31% of children are on Food Share (food stamps). Source: WI Department of Health Services
  • 12.4% of high school students did not eat vegetable in the past 7 days. Source: Lincoln County Youth Risk Behavior Survey
  • 8.3% of high school students did not eat fruit in the past 7 days. Source: Lincoln County Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Concerns
  • Overweight results from an energy imbalance: eating too many calories and not getting enough physical activity.
  • 63% of adults and 84% of adolescents consume at least one sugar-sweetened beverage each day.
What we know that works
  • Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
  • Decrease Sweetened Beverage Consumption
  • Increase Physical Activity
  • Decrease TV and Other “Screen” Time
  • Increase Breastfeeding
Goal 1: Increase access to nutritious foods.
Suggested Objectives and Strategies:
  • Promote the utilization and or assist in creating School Food Pantries and school gardens
  • Pursue funding to increase acess to nutritious foods at school
  • Evaluate and assist local food pantries to increase healthy food options
  • Develop and distribute a nutrition access guide
  • Implement gardening events
  • Promote access to affordable, healthy food options
  • Develop a food gleaning toolkit for local restaurants to donate leftover foods
Goal 2: Improve nutrition- eating more nutritious foods and beverages choices.
Suggested Objectives and Strategies:
  • Educate school administration on the benefits of healthy school snacks
  • Provide education on improving healthier eating habits at school
  • Implement cooking demonstration to educate on healthy cooking techniques
  • Encourage medical providers to implement healthy nutrition educational messages at patient visits
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