Lake County SHIP Initiatives

Tettegouche State Park is located in Lake County
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SHIP in Lake County

Commercial Tobacco Free Living
In an effort to reduce tobacco marketing in the retail environment, municipalities, counties, and states can address the “four P’s” or marketing – product, price, place, and promotion.
(From 4Ps Document linked below)

Previous SHIP work in Lake County:

  • Health in the workplace
    • A worksite wellness pilot project in Two Harbors set the tone for others in the Arrowhead region to look at the health practices of workers in various work settings. Because of this, people are stretching, walking, and eating well while they are at work because policies and environments improved to make the healthy choice the easy choice.
  • Health at school
    • SHIP and Lake Superior School District partnership to bring healthy eating and active school day opportunities to students through strategies, wellness policy, and grant writing/research
    • Connecting students/families to free/reduced lunch programs
  • Live Well Lake County
    • A network that allows for strategic coordination, the leveraging of resources, and streamlined communication to advance policies, systems, and environments that impact the health and wellness of the citizens of Lake County

In addition to projects above, SHIP can provide assistance to garden coordinators, farmers’ markets, teachers, cities, and others who are trying to help people become more active and eat healthy through sustainable policy, system and environmental change. This can include grant writing or connecting the dots in the county so people here can help each other. SHIP may also help with a few fun things, as well, like walking clubs, and harvest fests!

Planting the Seed!

Ripening apple (350x175)Both ends of the large Lake Superior School district have gardens and fruit trees. Dedicated food service staff are also learning how to use local produce in new recipes through a USDA Farm to School grant. Students and staff can cast their votes in taste tests. Some of the favorites have been: local apples, beet hummus, and blueberry oat bars!

This Farm to School grant has also helped purchase needed equipment and provided for farmer visits and field trips to Wolf Ridge.

YouTube Video: Agriculture in the classroom in Lake County

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