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Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Join us on December 11th for a free event!

Contributors: Keren Rosenberg, The Weight of the Fox Valley Manager and Nanci Micke, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at United Way Fox Cities

'Tis the season of joy and holiday cheer; but, with that, come the challenges of enjoying all the merriment of the holidays while continuing to live a healthy lifestyle. With the launch of The Weight of the Fox Valley, there are many more opportunities for those of us living in the Fox Valley area to be involved in not only keeping ourselves healthy, but also helping to build a healthier community. This new community initiative supports Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago County residents in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight at every age - and you can be a part of it!

If you have not yet heard of The Weight of the Fox Valley, you can learn more at the FREE community breakfast event on Thursday, December 11th from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center (1000 Cameron Way, Neenah, WI).

Join community members from all sectors as we enjoy keynote speaker and national expert, Dr. Patrick Remington, Associate Dean for Public Health and Professor of Population Health Sciences at the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Among his many involvements, Dr. Remington led the development of the Robert Wood Johnson-funded "Community Health Rankings" program.

If you are interested in joining the Weight of the of Fox Valley's Active Communities or Worksite Action Teams, both groups will meet after Dr. Remington's presentation. The Action Team meetings will be held from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. The Active Community Team promotes policies and initiatives that create or enhance active recreational opportunities and physical activities such as biking, walking, gardening sailing, and dancing. The Worksite Action Team is improving employee and family health through worksite wellness programs, including increasing healthy food options and providing opportunities for physical activity.

Please RSVP by December 8th to attend this free event (healthy breakfast included!) We hope you will consider joining this collaborative initiative.