The Recreate Health Team is collaboration to address increasing rates of chronic disease (obesity, heart disease, diabetes). We do this by working closely with diverse partners to increase access to outdoor bike and walking options as well as increasing access to local and fresh foods by working with local farmers, food services, and hunger organizations.
Mission: To reduce the impact of chronic disease in Wood County by creating community and systems level change by empowering everyone to make healthy choices regarding nutrition and physical activity.
Focus on: Community Food Center Project (hunger relief and local food access), farmers markets, and biking and walking infrastructure.
Here are some of the teams current projects!
A new and innovative model for non-vehicular transportation, River Riders Bike Share was re-launched in June 2018!
Creation and undertaking of the Wisconsin Rapids Downtown Farmers Market including management, FoodShare EBT implementation, and new location facilitation!
Implementation of a comprehensive bike and pedestrian plan for Wood County including municipal recreation trail wayfinding signage.
Convening of local food and hunger relief partners to explore a Community Food Center in South Wood County. A formal RFP process for a feasibility study has been completed!
Google Drive Link with Supporting Documents Coming Soon!
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Agendas and Downloads
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See a list of our current partners
Tried and True Resources We Often Use!
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