Free Community Health Breakfast

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Biking

Contributor: Keren Rosenberg, Weight of the Fox Valley Program Manager

Spring is finally in the air! This is the right time to get active outside by walking, jogging, running, or biking. You can choose one of the trails in your neighborhood or even use your neighborhood streets or downtown area as a trail. Just choose to be active! 

And, to really jumpstart your active spring, join Weight of the Fox Valley at a free Community Health Connections Breakfast. The Community Healthy Connection Breakfast will be held on April 24 at Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center, 1000 Cameron Way, Neenah, WI from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Please register by April 21.

The breakfast will feature keynote speaker, Mark Jenike, Associate Professor at Lawrence University. Professor Jenike's presentation will provide an interesting anthropological view on the issue of obesity in the 21st century. In addition, at the event, all attendees will receive the new Passport to Active Living. The Passport is a great way for you to explore new trails and parks, track health goals and win prizes!

If you are interested in getting further involved, Weight of the Fox Valley is looking for community members to join Action Teams including:

  • Active Communities: Working to enhance active recreational opportunities and physical activities such as biking, walking, gardening, sailing, dancing, etc.
  • Worksite: Working to improve employee and family health through worksite wellness programs, including increasing healthy food options and providing opportunities for physical activity.
  • (New planning committee) Food System: Working to provide healthy choices at grocery stores and restaurants, promote Farmers Markets, and provide opportunities for healthy food procurement.

The Action Team meetings are after the breakfast on April 24 at Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center from 9:15 to 11:00 a.m. RSVP to attend an Action Team Meeting.

Weight of the Fox Valley serves Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties and was created to build a community that achieves and maintains a healthy weight at every age. If you have any questions, please email Keren Rosenberg, WOTFV Program Manager.

Hope to see you there!