On Saturday, the La Crosse community converged in the La Crosse Center for the 4th Annual La Crosse Mayor’s Neighborhood Expo. This year’s expo was titled, “Living Well in the City: Together We Can.” The neighborhood expo gave community members the chance to learn more about the work community members are doing to promote healthy lifestyles.
One of the breakout sessions focused on the Coulee Region Farm2School Program. Representatives from La Crosse County, La Crosse School District, Grow La Crosse, Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare, and Gundersen Health System focused on their collaborative effort to provide locally-grown, fresh foods to students in area schools and also in the greater community!
From L to R:
Jamie O’Neill – Executive Director, Grow La Crosse
Tiffany Lein – Coulee Region Farm2School coordinator, La Crosse County Health Department
Sarah Havens – Director | Department of Community & Preventive Care Services, Gundersen Health System
Lyn Halvorson – Supervisor of School Nutrition Programs, School District of La Crosse
Cindy Shireman – Sustainability Coordinator | External Affairs, Mayo Clinic Health System
For more information about Coulee Region Farm2School visit www.laxf2s.org
FREE car seat fitting stations will be offered at Brenengen Chevrolet in West Salem on the first Thursday of each month, April through September, from 3 – 7:00 p.m. The fitting station will also be offered at Brenengen Chevrolet in Onalaska on the second Thursday of each month, April through September from 3 – 7:00 p.m. No appointment necessary! Here are the dates for 2017.
Brenengen Chevrolet, 990 Hwy 16, West Salem
First Thursday of each month: April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7
Brenengen Chevrolet, 531 Theater Rd, Onalaska
Second Thursday of each month: April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14
Generally, parents are aware that their child should be riding in a car seat, but are they using the right seat for the child? Is the seat installed correctly? Unfortunately, nearly 9 out of 10 La Crosse area parents are using their child’s car seat incorrectly, placing children at increased risk of injury or death during a crash. To help keep kids riding safely, have your child’s seat checked!
Seat checks will be offered by certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians, who are trained in the installation and usage of car seats. Technicians can help answer questions like:
“Has my child’s car seat been recalled?”
“When can I turn my child’s car seat around to face forward?”
“When can my child use a booster seat?”
“Does my child’s car seat really expire?”
Parents of infants, toddlers and older children alike benefit from bringing their vehicle or vehicles to the fitting station, as do grandparents, babysitters and others who care for children! Boosters, forward facing seats, infant seats – all seat types are welcome. Those purchasing vehicles from Brenengen can also arrange for fittings and ensure seats are used correctly in their new vehicles. Participants will also receive a coupon for a free ice cream from Culvers in Onalaska!
For more information visit http://www.getactivelacrosse.org/be-safe/car-seats/