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Activity and Nutrition Committee

Mission Statement: The Sheboygan County Activity and Nutrition Coalition (SCAN) mission is to prevent obesity and improve the health of children, families, and communities through education and promotion of better nutrition and increased physical activity. 

Chair Person(s): Jean Pittner, RDN, CD, CBE, Jean.Pittner@sheboygancounty.com and Amy Betke RN, BSN, Amy.Betke@sheboygancounty.com

Committee Members: Carolyn Verhage, Lindee Brill, Dawn Kind, Diane Liebenthal, Elise Opel, Jeri Dreikosen, Kelly Boeldt, Kris Fritz, Mary Paluchniak, Patty Fallon, Sherri Samuels-Fuerst, Vicky Schneider, Wendy Meyer, Kim Murrow, Betsy Warmus, Kevin Donnelly, Brooke Artabasy, and Darcy Vollrath. 

Committee Goals: 

  • To promote healthy lifestyles to all age groups.
  • Be a community resource to increase community exposure/education for local events.
  • Increase participation numbers in the Employee Fitness Day and Family Health & Fitness Day events

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.

What's happening in Sheboygan County?



Register now for Building a Results-Oriented Wellness Program, an interactive, no cost, presentation that will assist large and small employers alike in building their wellness programs. 

The program will be held on Thursday, May 8th, 2014, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at UW-Sheboygan.  The program is presented by Jessica Raddemann, BS, CHES, Executive Director for the Wellness Council, Wisconsin (WELCOA).  Please click here for the program flyer and registration form: Worksite Wellness Program Registration



MAY 21st, 2014

With healthcare costs out pacing inflation every year, most companies are looking for ways to reduce or control their employee health related expenses.  National Employee Health & Fitness Day is a perfect event to help promote physical fitness and wellness for your employees.  This year's event will be held on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014, across the country.

The following are documents that can help get your company started in planning and participating in this year's event.  After filling out and submitting the "Company Registration" document, you will receive an additional information packet.

Company Registration Form

Activity Ideas

Evaluation Form

Exercise Examples Flyer

Implementation Timeline

Participant Tracking Form

Purpose Challenge

Let's Get Physical Poster

Let's Get Physical T-Shirt Order Form


Family Health and Fitness Day

September 28th, 2013

Health IS a Family Affair


The Sheboygan County Activity & Nutrition (SCAN) Coalition is promoting September 28, 2013 as Family Health and Fitness Day. Additional activities are slated for September 15, 21, 27, and 29, 2013.


Multiple agencies and businesses around the area will be hosting free or reduced exercie opportunities for families.  Events are being held throughout the county.  Click on this link for an event handout with a complete listing and details outlining site times and specific activities to be conducted.  Event Poster


Family Health and Fitness Day  mirrors Let's Move in School (LMIS), a program initiated by First Lady, Michelle Obama, which emphasizes physical activity efforts within schools to 'step up physical activity' for children to help in the fight against obesity.


Research continues to show the value of physical activity upon the development of good health for all ages.  Come, 'catch the energy', get out with your family, and take advantage of one of the local venues while 'moving to improve' your personal health and fitness.




MAY 15TH, 2013

With healthcare costs out pacing inflation every year, most companies are looking for ways to reduce or control their employee health related expenses.  National Employee Health & Fitness Day is a perfect event to help promote physical fitness and wellness for your employees.  This year's event was held on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013, across the country.

In recognition of this national event, in the past Sheboygan County businesses have participated in a little "healthy competition." 

The winners of the 2013 Sheboygan County's "Let's Get Physcial" National Employee Health and Fitness Day were:

Photo of 2013 Winners

The 2013 Winners for Sheboygan County's Let's Get Physical   - National Employee Health & Fitness Day Challenge: (Pictured From Top Left)

  1. Kim Weeden - (Burkart-Heisdorf Insurance Agency, Inc. )  (Top Left)
  2. Tim Lillesand (Curt G. Joa, Inc.)
  3. Sarah Hoffmann - (Muth Mirror Systems)
  4. Lynn Berg (Muth Mirror systems) (Top Right) 
  5. Jeri Driekosen (Sheboygan Area School District) (Bottom Left)
  6. Robin Leonhardt (Prairie States Enterprises)  
  7. Kortnei Ames- (Sheboygan County)
  8. Angela Wessels - (Mental Health America) (Bottom Right)

In addition, Curt G. Joa, Inc. has won this competition for the Medium Size Companies (251-499 employees) in the unpaid category for the last seven (7) years in a row!!!  An excellent achievement!  Attached is a picture of their WellCom committee members participating in a few wellness activities that helped their company win this year.   


The businesses that participated this year included:


Small Size Employers (< 50)

  1. Burkart-Heisdorf Insurance
  2. Mental Health America
  3. Sheboygan Surgery Center
  4. Trotter Wellness
  5. Wholistic Health Center
  6. Wind Mill Slatwall Products

Medium Size Employers (50-250)

  1. Dutchland Plastics
  2. Muth Mirror Systems
  3. Prairie States Enterprises
  4. Sheboygan County Head Start Program
  5. Plymouth Foam
  6. Sheboygan County YMCA
  7. Sheboygan Falls School District

Large Size Employers (251 499)

  1. Curt G. Joa, Inc.
  2. Plymouth School District
  3. St. Nicholas Hospital

Jumbo Size Employers (500 999)

  1. Lakeshore Technical College
  2. Nemak
  3. Sheboygan County
  4. The Vollrath Company

Mega Size Employers (1,000+)

  1. Kohler Company
  2. Sargento Foods Inc.
  3. Sheboygan Area School District

Activity & Nutrition Links

Employee Health & Fitness Day - PDF Article

Websites for Health & Wellness - 2014 PDF Document

The 12 Ways to Health

Exercise Programs in Sheboygan County PDF

Yoga and Dance Classes in Sheboygan County PDF

Sheboygan County Walking Trails pdf

Weight Loss Recommendations pdf

American Heart Association - http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

Survivor's Guide to Healthy Web Surfing and Phone Apps - http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/N3418.pdf

Consumer and Lifestyle App Reviews - http://www.eatright.org/appreviews/

Consumer Diet and Lifestyle Book Reviews - http://www.eatright.org/dietreviews/

Activity and Nutrition Meeting Minutes

January 31st, 2014

February 14th, 2014

February 19th, 2014

March 7th, 2014

March 25th, 2014

April 30, 2014

May 20, 2014


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