Activity and Nutrition (SCAN)
Mission Statement: The Sheboygan County Activity and Nutrition Coalition (SCAN) mission is to reduce the incidence of obesity and improve the health of children, families, and communities through education and promotion of healthy food choices, nutrition and increased physical activity.
Committee Members: Memembers on the committee are representatives from Aurora, Division of Public Health, St. Nicholas Hospital, Prevea, area school districts, ADRC, UW Extention, YMCA, area businesses and community members.Committee Goals:
- To promote healthy lifestyles for all age groups.
- Serve as a community resource to increase community exposure/education for local events and via the HSC 2020 website.
- Promote and encourage increased participation in the Employee Fitness Day.
- Work to attain Sheboygan Well County designation in conjunction with the Wellness Council of Wisconsin.
Brief History/Overview: Coalition was started in May 2003, as a result of receiving a Maternal and Child Health grant from the State of Wisconsin. The premise of the grant was to promote public health nutrition leadership, by forming nutrition coalitions that would focus on child obesity. As obesity is a multi-factorial problem, the coalition attempts to utilize the socio-ecological model to evoke behavior change in the areas of nutrition and physical activity among individuals, families and our greater Sheboygan County community.