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									Healthy Henry County Communities Wellness Action Team Minutes Monday, February 12th
Present: Terri Dixon, Debbie Patterson, Nancy Hahn, Linda Albright, Tammy Stark, Diane Magnani, Tony Warren, Ann Lehman, Christy Thompson, Wanda Smith The meeting began with introductions. The group welcomed Terri Dixon as the new Wellmark School Nutrition grant coordinator. Terri replaces Dorothy Thorne who took a new position with Henry County Extension. Wellmark School Nutrition Grant: Terri shared she has been busy familiarizing herself with the grant. The Lifestyle Challenge student edition is in its second month and calendar collection from the first month is still in process. First month results and prize winners will be available soon. The Mt. Pleasant middle school physical education teachers are very supportive of the Lifestyle Challenge and a large number of students are participating. Planning for quarterly mini health fairs is in the works for elementary and middle schools in Henry County. Displays can be placed in the high schools. Healthier offerings in concession stands are a top priority. A meeting will be held soon with area concession stand managers. Pick a Better snack bingo continues in the elementary schools. The radio station does a great job promoting the featured fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. Fit for Life: Terri is providing healthy food samples at Dave’s Foods and HyVee on alternating Monday evenings. A benefit of sampling at the grocery store is offering the healthy snack to both parent and child at the same time. Winter Wonderland, the winter rec trail event, was postponed twice due to inclement weather conditions. The event has been cancelled and the group brainstormed ideas for a spring trail event. Ideas include a family centered end of the year recognition event, a fitness event, or a field day with fun activities that might include croquet, tennis, horse shoe, softball, pickup relay, etc. Harkin Wellness Grant: Debbie Patterson Lifestyle Challenge: The 2007 Lifestyle Challenge is off to a great start with 390 participants, 93 are new participants from the community. January calendars are in with a 60% return rate. First month results and prize winners will be available soon. Healthy Workplaces: MacKay Envelope has scheduled a screening on February 22nd, their last screening with HWP was in August of 2003. West Liberty Foods will screen in the Fall of 2007. Senior Fitness: There are 50 participants between the two classes offered every Tuesday and Thursday at the Rec Center. Smoke Free Campaign: A meeting to collaborate with Mike Sprinstein, Henry County Extension Tobacco Coordinator is planned for Friday, 2/19.

CHNA HIP Review/Update: Linda Albright discussed the CHNA HIP with the group. We need to review and update our plan by the end of March. The group brainstormed the following topics: Childhood Education:  Recess activities: Terri will check with Dorothy to see if any were introduced on the playgrounds.  Pick a Better Snack: It’s possible the older students are getting tired of the same bingo card each year. A K-2 focus was discussed rather than K-5.  More emphasis on exercise and less screen time. Business/Industry:  Would like HHCC to be a resource for education  More emphasis on weight management  Themed monthly health focus areas  Same education to family, school, and worksite  Health focus on body, mind, and spirit. Policy Change:  Insurance  Vending/food options  School advisory boards

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