Get Active is a movement to change our community—a change that challenges us to work together to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

It’s time for all of us to Get Active! and Cause. Community. Change.

Healthy Living Hero Award Nominations Needed

The La Crosse Healthy Living Collaboration is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Healthy Living Hero Awards!  This is your chance to nominate a youth, individual or organization in our local community who has made a difference in the area(s)  of nutrition, activity and/or tobacco prevention.  Applications are due by Nov. 30, 2015. 
Click here to download the application!

Details about the award:
The La Crosse Healthy Living Collaboration is seeking to recognize local residents who have worked to make La Crosse County a healthier place to live, work, and play by creating policy and environmental changes that have made it easier to be physically active, eat healthy, and/or be tobacco free. As Paula Silha, Healthy Living Collaboration Co-coordinator, states, “Living a healthy lifestyle is easier when the environment and community support healthy behaviors.”  

The 2016 Healthy Living Hero awards will recognize three categories: youth (age 18 and under), individual, and organization. The types of activities that may be suitable to nominate include: working within an organization to set an example of leading a healthy life; supporting a policy that encourages and rewards others for adopting health policies and behaviors; or coordinating an activity that makes it easier for a group to choose healthy behaviors. This can be done in a formal way or informal way; if you think the activity is worth rewarding, please nominate the individual or organization.


Free Winter Car Seat Safety Checks!

Car Seat ChecksSecond Saturday of Each Month

November – March, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Fire Station #3, 1710 Losey Boulevard, La Crosse

Did you know:

-Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for kids?

-Nearly 8 out of 10 child safety seats are being used incorrectly?

-Child safety seats expire after a set period of time?

Have your child’s car seat inspected. Learn about how to use the right seat at the right time. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on site to check seats and teach families the correct way to install and use them. Bring the entire family and have everyone’s seat checked – booster seats, infant seats, even seatbelt fit for older kids!

Appointments requested but not required. Call Gundersen at 608-775-2011.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Serves Serves 8 (1/2 cup per serving)
Meal type Side Dish
Per serving: 60 calories, 2 g fat, 4 g protein, 10 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 170 mg sodium


  • 2 pounds fresh Brussels sprouts
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. (salt)
  • 1/4 tsp. (black pepper)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and remove the ends of each sprout, along with any discolored leaves. Chop larger sprouts in half to ensure even cooking. Place the sprouts into a bowl with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread the sprouts onto a sheet pan and place into the oven for 15-20 minutes until edges are brown and crispy.