Breathe Refreshed Challenge

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Breathe_Refreshed_ChallengeDiscover what your triggers are! Is the need to use tobacco greater after you eat or at certain times of the day?

What could you do to delay that need or distract yourself from it?

Take the challenge! Choose one trigger and create an action plan. Instead of using tobacco at this time, I will _____ instead. (Some examples are to chew gum, take a walk, or snack on something healthy.)

Share your goal with us for a chance to win Mower Refreshed gear! (T-shirt, bag, stylus pen, or water bottle.)

Breathe Refreshed-Tips for Success #2

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Breathe_Refreshed_TipsAvoid situations and activities that you associated with smoking.

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Breathe Refreshed-Tips for Success #1

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

MR_BreatheRefreshed_Tips_1Remind yourself that cravings will pass.

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What is Breathe Refreshed?

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

A challenge for you to create a new life habit and exercise your lungs with refreshed air! Consider what small steps you might take to make quitting tobacco a reality!

Join us March 6th thru the 19th while we promote tips and resources to help our community take a journey to breathing more refreshed!



Mower Refreshed is inviting you to Breathe Refreshed!

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Breathe_Refreshed_CampaignMower Refreshed is committed to promoting and supporting tobacco-free living in Mower County. Why Breathe Refreshed? The health benefits are plentiful! There is no shortage of “No smoking” and stop smoking signs and promotions. This campaign is focused on the gains of creating a new life habit vs what those who currently smoke would lose if they quit.

We will be campaigning for our community to Breathe Refreshed this March.

The Breathe Refreshed campaign will take place Sunday, March 6th thru Saturday, March 19th. During that time period we will be showcasing local stories and local reasons to breathe refreshed, research results, and resources for community members who wish to take the first steps to living smoke free.


Our Journey to Refreshed Dining

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Journey to Refreshed DiningRefreshed Dining truly is a grassroots effort to increase access to and awareness of healthier options when dining out in Mower County.

Community members of all ages throughout Mower County were surveyed regarding their needs and preferences when dining out. Information provided helped us better understand their experiences and desires when spending money on a meal.


Grow with us!

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Refreshed Dining BenefitsBenefits of Refreshed Dining For Your Business or Organization:
• Reach a growing target population in our county:
• Customers who are seeking healthy alternatives and options.
• Customers who are seeking fresh, farm to table ingredients.
• Proudly state that your establishment is actively being a part of the solution and collaborating to change the culture in our county: not taking choices away but making healthy choices easier when people dine out.

Discover even more benefits by visiting

Refreshed Dining Locations

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Refreshed_Dining_LocationsThese restaurants have committed to at least 5 of the 8 criteria set for Refreshed Dining. Look for Refreshed Dining specials and say thanks for making healthy options easier!

3B Eatery & Catering Company
401 1st Street | Lyle, MN 55953

Coffeehouse on Main
329 N Main St | Austin, MN 55912

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
701 17th Ave NW | Austin, MN 55912

Four Daughters Vineyard
78757 State Highway 16 | Spring Valley, Minnesota

If you are interested in learning more about this effort, visit

What criteria makes a Refreshed Dining Location?

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Refreshed_Dining_CriteriaA team of community members, together with restaurant owners’ feedback, created criteria to be met in order to be named a Refreshed Dining Location.

Sustainability and sensibility were essential and the group determined that meeting five of the eight criteria would get a restaurant started.


Refreshed Dining Program

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Refreshed Dining Program“This initiative doesn’t mean taking choices away but focusing on the good that is already present and growing more of it.”
~Mower Refreshed, Refreshed Dining Program

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