Waukesha County residents are encouraged to participate in Live Well Waukesha County, an initiative to address two of the community’s most prevalent health issues: nutrition and physical fitness. The Live Well initiative consists of two programs to address these issues; Move Well Waukesha County will offer free physical fitness events, and Eat Well Waukesha County offers free nutrition resources. Residents are invited to join the challenge, track their progress, and learn about events and activities online at https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/livewell.
Live Well Waukesha County is a result of the 2018 Community Health Improvement Plan and Process (CHIPP) survey that found that 70% of adult residents in Waukesha County are overweight or obese, and less than half of them meet recommended nutrition and physical activity goals. The overall goals are to:
Move Well Waukesha County addresses fitness needs by providing free physical activities in four communities: the City of Oconomowoc, the Village of Menomonee Falls, the City of Waukesha, and the Town of Mukwonago. Four community wellness walks are scheduled to kick off the program;
Other Move Well events will include a Fit in the Parks series this summer and a Winter Wellness series.
Eat Well Waukesha County addresses nutritional needs, and will highlight a locally available crop each month to help the community learn more about healthy, seasonal, whole-foods, in partnership with Washington/Ozaukee County Public Health, ProHealth Care, Froedtert Health, and other Waukesha County partner organizations.