The Whipping Up Wisconsin Wellness Newsletter is a bi-monthly newsletter to promote nutrition education. The newsletter will provide tips and resources that assist teachers, foodservice professionals, and parents with connecting nutrition education in the classroom, cafeteria, and home by providing easy-to-use nutrition education lessons, healthy eating tips, and recipes. Look for the first edition of the newsletter in November 2013.
2013 Student Chef Competition
WI TN hosted its first student chef competition on May 16, 2013. Five teams were selected to travel to Madison and participate in an amazing cook-off competition. The winning dish was the mouth-watering Italian Pasta Bake developed by the Maniac Mixers of Prescott Middle School.
- Student Chef Competition Brochure
- 2013 Whipping Up Wellness Cookbook – to request hard copies of the cookbook, please contact Alicia Dill (email@example.com) or Kelly Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org).
International School Meals Day
International School Meals Day has been celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of school meal nutritional quality while fostering healthy eating habits and promoting well-being on a global level. The day also serves to emphasize the connection between healthy eating and better learning, share school meal success stories, highlight current research, and raise awareness of global hunger and poverty issues being addressed through school meal programs. Be sure to celebrate International School Meals Day 2014 on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
The Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity State Plan
The state plan was developed by the WI Department of Health. It is a long range planning document focusing on the best ways to be active, eat well and prevent obesity. Strategies in the plan to reduce overweight and obesity in Wisconsin will be targeted to reach children, adolescents and adults across all races and socioeconomic levels.