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Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Healthy Communities is making a difference!

June 25th, 2014

The Healthy Communities Collaborative has been working for the past 4 1/2 years to help create good health where residents, live, work, learn and play.

Through SHIP funding, we are working on making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice! See the You Tube Video below.

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Below are report summaries divided out by sectors – Worksites, Schools, Community, and Health Care. We are proud of our partners and our staff assigned to work on these initiatives though Statewide Health Improvement Program funding through the Minnesota Department of Health.

The work we are doing through SHIP improves health and saves money by building stronger communities. Our local communities chose SHIP strategies that are best for them. The result? Real, community-led improvements in healthy eating, physical activity and reduced commercial tobacco use.

MMS Progress Report Summary 2013

Communities 2013 Report

Health Care 2013 Report

Schools 2013 Report

Work Sites 2013 Report

 

Keepin’ It Local Event

June 26th, 2013

You are invited!

“Keepin’ it Local”…
An opportunity to provide input and shape the plan for healthy food access in Sibley County and to keep locally grown/raised foods local.

Thursday, July 25, 2013, 2-4 pm

Sibley Room, Sibley County Service Center

111 8th Street-Gaylord, MN

Please see the flyer below for more information. If you are unable to attend this event but are interested in being a part of the conversation, please let us know. To register for this FREE event, please contact Mary Bachman at (507) 237-4048 ormaryb@co.sibley.mn.us

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FREE CLASS: “PRESERVING TOMATOES AND SALSA

August 8th, 2012

FREE CLASS:  “PRESERVING TOMATOES AND SALSA

From salsa to spaghetti sauce, from spicy tomato juice to tomato jam, home preserved tomatoes are versatile and tasty!  Learn the safest and most current tomato preservation methods for canning, freezing, drying, and making salsa.

Join us for Preserving Tomatoes and Salsa on Tuesday, August 14 from 2:30 – 4:00 pm and repeated from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Litchfield Senior High School in Room C110 (FACS Room).

Presenter will be Deb Botzek-Linn, University of Minnesota Extension Educator in Food Safety.

This class is sponsored by “One Vegetable, One Community” and the Statewide Health Improvement Program.  Attendance  is free, although pre-registration is requested by calling Meeker County Public Health at 320.693.5370.

Whether you are new to home food preservation or have been preserving tomatoes for years, this session is for you!

 

 

 

Sibley County Fair Aug. 1-5

August 2nd, 2012

Come join us at the Sibley County fair this weekend at the fairgrounds in Arlington. We are located in the Commercial Building by the race track. Stop between 1:00 – 8:00 and pick up either a free herb growing kit or a reusable grocery bag.

While at our booth, you’ll also be able to learn more about the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), our current largest initiative, and how it’s impacting our community.

Swimming…Beat the Heat, and Be Active!

July 25th, 2012

Why Swimming???  Here are a few facts that highlight some of the benefits of choosing swimming as your choice of exercise!

  • An hour of vigorous swimming will burn up to 650 calories! More than walking or biking!
  • Swimming strengthens the heart and lungs and works the body’s major muscles
  • Swimming helps reduce stress
  • Water’s buoyancy makes swimming the ideal exercise for anyone seeking a low impact exercise
  • Swimming is a great cardio exercise because you are moving against the water’s resistance which is over ten times that of the air
  • Because it’s FUN!!!