What is SHIP? is an acronym for the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership. SHIP works to prevent disease before it starts by helping create healthier communities that support individuals seeking to make healthy choices where they live, learn, work and play.
Olmsted County SHIP Success Stories
Where is SHIP working? SHIP is working to make the healthy choice, the easy choice in four settings; schools, worksites, community and healthcare organizations.
By creating school systems that support healthy environments and model healthy behavior, everyone benefits. Children and youth spend roughly half of their waking hours in school, so this setting is a key place to reinforce the importance of eating well, being active and avoiding tobacco products.
School ResourcesHealthy Concessions (PDF 746 KB)
Healthy School Snacks (PDF 841 KB)Recipes from the Garden(PDF 1 MB)Healthy Treats (PDF 321 KB)
Healthy Classroom Celebrations (PDF 512 KB) Walking and Biking to School tip sheet (PDF 495 KB)
Active Recess (PDF 817 KB)
Safe Routes To Schools VideosWalk to School Video (youtube)Bike to School Video(youtube)
School Garden Resources
Garden Documentary( 8 minute youtube)
I Dig It
(2 minute youtube)
I Dig It (30 second youtube)-------------------------------------
Farm to Cafeteria School: Garden Food Safety Manual (PDF 3 MB)
Best Practices for Childcare
(PDF 125 KB)
Preschool meals and snacks
(PDF 642 KB)
Healthy preschool snacks (PDF 605KB)
4 Day Preschool Menu with Recipes (PDF 5113 KB)
Children In NatureNature Photobook for Preschool Video(youtube)Let's Play Outside Photobook: 50 Ways to Connect Kids to Nature(PDF 8 MB)12 Month Nature Activity Calendar
(PDF 3 MB)Daily Nature Activity Flipbook
(PDF 1.7 MB)Children in Nature Resources (PDF 271 KB)Getting Your Child Outside (PDF 422 KB)
Worksite wellness efforts address nutrition, physical activity and tobacco use and can include: prohibiting tobacco use on worksite grounds; healthy food vending, catering and on-site food services practices; increasing access to worksite recreational facilities and much more. With a comprehensive workplace wellness program, businesses generally see a return on investment of 3:1 to 6:1.
Tobacco Free Grounds (PDF 633 KB)
Olmsted County Tobacco Cessation Resources(PDF 189 KB)Worksite Wellness Strategy Sheet(PDF 300 KB)
The best predictor of long-lasting, successful health behavior change is often the community in which a person lives. SHIP is making it possible for the community to support healthy behaviors by improving access and affordability of healthy food and places to play as well as reducing exposure to secondhand smoke.
Community Garden Toolkit
(PDF 633 kB)
Famers Market and EBT Toolkit
Healthier Food Donations (PDF 4 MB)
Smoke Free Housing
Share the Road Video View the video Series (youtube)
Healty Eating Resources
Roasted Veggies Video (youtube) Roasted Veggies Recipe (PDF 582 KB)
Apple Bake Video (youtube) Apple Bake Recipe (PDF 220 KB)
Salsa Video(youtube) Salsa recipe (PDF 582 KB)
Health care providers promote healthy lifestyle behaviors by encouraging individuals to maintain healthy eating habits, participate in regular physical activity, avoid the use of tobacco products and limit exposure to secondhand smoke.
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Denise Daniels – Worksite Wellness and Healthcare StrategiesJo Anne Judge-Dietz – School Healthy Eating and Active Living StrategiesJulie Hatch -- Community Healthy Eating and Active Living Strategies
SHIP is an acronym for the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership. SHIP works to prevent disease before it starts by helping create healthier communities that support individuals seeking to make healthy choices where they live, learn, work and play.