Healthy Eating at a Young Age

Teaching about healthy eating at a young age is important to develop healthy, life-long habits from childhood to adulthood. Obesity and chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes and hypertension, were once considered adult conditions. They are now observed in children, some as young as preschool and kindergarten. FoodWIse has partnered with the Sheboygan Area School […]

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Making an Impact: Crops and Soils March 2022

Farmer and industry participation were excellent for the 2022 Agronomy Day with nearly 140 in attendance. This Extension Educational program was held in Random Lake with farmer participatnts from 7 area counties. The majority coming from Sheboygan, Ozaukee, Washington and Fond du Lac counties. Ninety-nine percent (99%) of those completing the survey rated the 2022 […]

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Making An Impact: Community Development March 2022

A pair of towns contacted Kevin asking for assistance with the process of adding standards to their zoning ordinance for wind energy facilities. With the recent news of a developer looking at siting 16 tall (673 ft.) wind turbines throughout the county, having state-compliant standards in place will allow these towns to protect public health, […]

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Strong Response to Familias Unidas

The community response to Familias Unidas has been strong. Organizations interested in participating in the next Familias Unidas, to be hosted by St. Clement’s later this spring and focused on youth service organizations, already include RAYS, YMCA, and Mental Health America. Partners for Community Development continues to be a primary collaborator in this effort. The […]

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Sheboygan County Community Health Assessment

Every three years the health department and community partners collaboratively engage to conduct a Community Health Assessment (CHA) in Sheboygan County. The main purpose of a CHA is to complete a comprehensive collection and analysis of data to identify health issues of primary concern. From the CHA, a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is created, […]

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Making An Impact: Community Development February 2022

The Town of Herman asked Kevin to help enhance its zoning ordinance’s performance standards, thereby enabling the Town to change several listed business types from conditional to permitted in its ordinance. This revision will streamline the development process for many future business owners, since a conditional use permit will no longer be required in many […]

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Aging Mastery Program

In response to ongoing requests from local older adults in isolation, the evidence-based Aging Mastery Program (AMP) was held virtually in January and February 2022. The materials for this ten-part series were provided free to participants through a partnership grant with the National Council on Aging. The highly interactive series focused on: Navigating longer lives […]

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Grow High-quality Grasses

Michael Ballweg, Regional Crops and Soils Agent  An educational program for farmers, industry agronomists and dairy nutritionists where they learned about the environmental benefits of utilizing grasses for dairy rations, better alfalfa winter survival when seeded with perennial grass and improved animal health when grasses are included in dairy cow diets. The goal is to […]

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Making An Impact: FoodWIse January 2022

A series of classes on Discover MyPlate for each kindergarten classroom at 7 different elementary schools in Sheboygan County in English and Spanish. Discover MyPlate introduces the 5 food groups in an age-appropriate manner and recipe samples. The goal of these classes is to encourage youth to try healthy new foods. Leadership and planning in […]

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Familias Unidas – A family resource fair

Anecdotal reports from various Sheboygan area service organizations, including Department of Health staff, indicate a “referral gap” in connecting Sheboygan residents with the many services available to them in Sheboygan. Barriers may include language, marketing/awareness, location/transportation, and multiple referrals in attempts to obtain the same service. In response to this articulated need, the Positive Youth […]

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