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Put a Pandemic on Your Plate

For 15 years, the International Food Information Council’s Food and Health Survey has polled U.S. consumers with the goal of surfacing their perceptions, beliefs, and practices around food and food purchasing decisions.  It’s a good read in any year, but this year the survey took place against the backdrop of a global pandemic and included…

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Can Cutting Curbs May Make Us Healthier?

No, that’s not a new fad diet.  When we talk about “curb cuts,” we’re talking about a concept from the science of community well-being first outlined by Angela Glover Blackwell in her article “The Curb Cut Effect,”  published  in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) in Winter 2017.  In the piece, Glover challenges the widely…

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Understanding Pandemic Benefits at the Market

A key area of well-being is our physical health and under that falls diet. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables plays a major role in a healthy diet, but access to that fresh produce is just as important, especially for those disproportionately affected in our community by  income or transportation barriers. It takes the community coming…

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Green Bay Earns Award for Bikeable Community

The City of Green Bay has earned a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community designation from the League of American Bicyclists!  This was announced on Wednesday, June 10th during a virtual press conference by Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich, Wello Executive Director  Natalie Bomstad, and Wisconsin Bike Fed Northeast Director Michelle Bachaus. You can watch the live…

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Connecting for Well-Being: Calling All Landlords

Affordable, stable housing is essential to equitable health and well-being. Now, more than ever, this is at stake for many in our community. Check out this discussion on current housing insecurities our neighbors are experiencing in Brown County and how you can help. House of Hope, Golden House, Freedom House Ministries, Newcap and Brown County…

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Food Security During COVID-19

Food Security During COVID-19 Community Project Wello was chosen as a recipient of a Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) COVID Response Grant. Wello will partner with Casa ALBA Melanie – Hispanic Resource Center and four of our local farmers markets (Downtown Green Bay, Inc., OnBroadway, Inc., Market on Military, and Oneida Market) to address food insecurity…

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Connecting for Well-Being: Post-Pandemic Greater Green Bay YMCA

“Programming from a YMCA standpoint is suppose to, when it’s being done right, reflect the needs of the community,” said Sean Elliott, CEO of the Greater Green Bay YMCA. He joins Wello for our latest installment of our Connecting for Well-Being series. Sean discusses the new safety measures in place to open up several of…

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Connecting for Well-Being: We’re All Connected

“I’m fond of saying that you can do anything with friends and during this time away from a lot of my connections, I recognize how much I have gleaned from those relationships. I recognized that I have been given queues in relationships on how to do better by myself,” said Renita Robinson, CEO of YWCA…

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