Childhood Obesity Coalition
Jump into Healthy
rates of childhood obesity has sparked concern in the Coulee Region
among professionals & parents alike. To address this concern the
Coulee Region Childhood Obesity Coalition was formed in November
2000. Linda Lee (La Crosse County Health Dept.) and Beth Balder
(Gundersen-Lutheran-Onalaska) co-chair the Coalition.
Coalition’s mission is to improve the health of Coulee Region
children by encouraging healthy food choices and regular physical
activities focus on:
Building awareness of the problem of obesity,
particularly in children.
Promoting the consumption of healthy foods and
an active lifestyle through our web site, the media, our quarterly
newsletter and events such as Walk to School Week or Turn off the
TV Week challenges.
Promoting healthy eating through our Footsteps
to Health Project with Gundersen Lutheran’s 500 Club, Festival
Foods and Viterbo University
Supporting the implementation of school
policies & health care protocols that encourage healthy eating and
regular physical activity.
information about the Coalition and its activities visit our web