January 2018  
In This Issue
Walking Path Signs Coming Soon
A draft of the proposed walking path sign
Healthy Lifestyles-Marshfield Area Coalition has been working on signage for its Apple Walking Paths located around the Marshfield area. A total of twelve metal signs are planned for the Veteran's Parkway and Downtown path locations.  Sign locations are currently being determined, and will be primarily placed on existing posts. Installation is projected for spring or early summer.
Click here for a map of the trails.

Who is MASTF?
 MASTF stands for Marshfield Area Ski Touring Foundation. The foundation was created in 1991 to help promote outdoor recreation during the winter months. 
In cooperation with the Marshfield School Board, MASTF developed and operates a 12km trail system.  The forest has trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and Fatbikes that visitors can enjoy thanks to MASTF's dedicated group of volunteers. Operations depend solely on trail pass fees and charitable donations.
Trails are open from 7am-8pm daily starting December 11, 2017, and the lodge is open to visitors on weekends from 10am-4pm depending on availability of volunteers.  Lodge access during the week is reserved for school functions only, and guests are asked to avoid using the trails during outdoor school class times.  Trail availability during the week can be found by accessing the school forest calendar. If you are curious about MASTF or the trails at the school forest, attend their open house on Sunday, January 7 from 1-4pm, or visit their Facebook Page.
We Are Still Seeking 1-2 Members!
We are still seeking 1-2 members for our ad hoc Volunteer and Budget Committees.  These two temporary committees will meet 3-4 times during the months of January and February to support the coalition by increasing community involvement and examining funding needs.

To be a part of the budget and/or volunteer committee please contact George Bloome by calling 715-221-8400 or by emailing healthy.lifestyles@marshfieldclinic.org.

Stuffed Bell Peppers
1 lb ground turkey
1 garlic, minced
1/4 onion, minced
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp kosher salt
3 large sweet red bell peppers, washed
1 cup fat free chicken broth
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
6 tbsp part skim shredded cheddar cheese

1. Heat oven to 400°F.
2. Lightly spray olive oil spray in a medium nonstick skillet and heat on a
    medium heat.
3. Add onion, garlic and cilantro and sauté about 2 minutes, add ground turkey,
    salt, garlic powder, cumin and cook meat for 4 to 5 minutes until meat is
    completely cooked through.
4. Add 1/4 cup of tomato sauce and 1/2 cup of chicken broth. Mix well and
    simmer on low for about 5 minutes.
5. Combine cooked rice and meat together.
6. Cut the bell peppers in half lengthwise, and remove all seeds. Spoon 2/3 cup
    meat mixture into each pepper half and place in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Top
    each with 1 tbsp. cheese.
7. Pour the remainder of the chicken broth on the bottom of the pan. Cover
    tightly with aluminum foil and bake for about 45 minutes.
8. Carefully remove the foil and serve right away.
Read more at https://www.skinnytaste.com/turkey-stuffed-peppers-45-pts/#TPQMvP4BcmMXCJZV.99

Winter Physical Activity Opportunities
The Marshfield area offers many opportunities to get out and play!
The City of Marshfield Parks and Recreation website offers locations, schedules, trail maps, and discount event tickets.  The Parks and Rec Brochure link provides rec hours and costs. 
Committee Meeting Schedule
All are welcome!
For more information, visit our calendar.
Unless noted, all meetings are held at Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach (CCO), 1701 North Fig Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449
Nutrition Committee | Wednesday, January 3
The Nutrition Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

Garden Committee   | Tuesday, January 9
The Garden Committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 8:30am - 9:30am.

Physical Activity Committee  | Tuesday, January 23
The Physical Activity Committee meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month from

School Wellness Committee meeting dates vary, but usually occur at the Marshfield High School from 3:30pm to 4:30pm