Posts by Wello

Online Shopping: Increasing Access and Well-Being

This April we’ve been writing about stress, in particular how communities can take simple steps to be more resilient in the face of stress.  One way to tamp down stress is to remove barriers that make it time-consuming, expensive or burdensome to do the things that keep us healthy and well.   Take the new-ish…

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Guest Blog: Making Small Changes for Stress-Free Nutrition

by Jasmine Ditter, Dietetic Intern, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay When it comes to improving our health, we often think that it only comes by sticking to a strict program or making huge lifestyle changes. This mentality can make eating stressful and put a strain on our relationship with food. In our mind, we…

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To Spring or Not To Spring…


This month, Wello’s focus is on sleep – a key element of physical well-being. Right now, many of us might be feeling the need for a few extra zzz’s. That’s because last Sunday most of the continental U.S. “sprang forward” in time, setting clocks an hour ahead to capture an extra hour of daylight. The…

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Farmers’ Markets for All!

Green Bay's Broadway Farmer's Market

Farmers’ Markets for All! Community Story Wello brought together the partners and resources necessary for low-income individuals to use food assistance dollars (SNAP) at Green Bay farmers Markets. Each year, this initiative increases access to fresh, local foods for an estimated 2,000 low-income community members and generates more than $26,000 for local farmers. This program…

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Mindfulness in the Classroom

girl with backpack outside school

Mindfulness in the Classroom Community Story Stress and anxiety in our children and teens is increasing at an alarming rate.  Wello’s a system-level, capacity-building approach is helping schools implement mindfulness tools to support the social and emotional health of students.  With support from Leadership Green Bay in 2018, a Mindfulness Room was established at Washington…

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Active, Accessible and Safe Community

3 people posing by a bike in Green Bay

Active, Accessible and Safe Community Community Story Wello received the WI Active Together designation in January of 2019 in recognition of our work to grow an active, connected community for residents of all ages and abilities and commitment to continue. Highlights of this work that led to the designation include mediating an agreement to make…

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One small stretch of road, one giant leap for well-being

two kids biking on trail

One small stretch of road, one giant leap for well-being Community Story Once a relative backroad, in less than a decade Hoffman Road has transformed into an important thruway to the new residential, retail and dining developments on the east side.  And not just for cars. Safety concerns began to surface to the Greater Green…

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Steps Toward a Walkable Green Bay

mother and two sons corssing street on cross walk

Steps Toward a Walkable Green Bay Community Story After helping identify and apply for state-level funds to support the creation of a Green Bay Area Public School District (GBAPS) Safe Routes to School Program, Wello participated in the development of the City of Green Bay’s Bike/Pedestrian Plan. This major step forward ensures future bike/pedestrian safety,…

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Tons of Local Produce on Lunch Trays

Boy with apple during school lunch hour

Tons of Local Produce on Lunch Trays Community Story Wello secured grant funding from the USDA to purchase a Robot Coupe for Green Bay Are Public Schools, with the goal of increasing capacity to process local, fresh produce. The Robot Coupe resulted in two bulk processing events that brought together food service staff across Brown…

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Year Round Access to the Fox River Trail

Year Round Access to the Fox River Trail Community Story In January 2017, Brown County, the cities of Green Bay and De Pere and the Village of Allouez passed a collaborative agreement to make the Fox River Trail accessible year-round by removing snow in the winter months as a result of an advocacy campaign led…

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