Wildcat Connection May 2018 - Page 7

Barbara Ames

Nutrition, Health,

and Food Safety

“Bread In A Bag” was the program they chose for their elementary students and some of our experienced Bread In A Bag Team had the opportunity to teach some basic bread-making concepts while making loaves of bread with this fun group of young people.

I returned the next week and shared our soon-to-be-published lesson “Choose Wisely: For Health and Wealth” with the high school age students and some teachers. We discussed the fact that making choices is just part of life and that the choices they make, even at a young age, are extremely important and can have great impact on their health and wealth throughout their lives. The message was reinforced with some food comparison charts and students were challenged to set goals to help themselves make choices that would support a healthy lifestyle.

FCS Agent Team Promotes Walk Kansas Events

After starting in late March, participants in our Walk Kansas Lifestyle Challenge have been continuing to log minutes of physical activity and cups of fruits and vegetables throughout the month of April in an effort to meet the goals their team selected.

In addition to the normal newsletters and emails, our team of FCS Agents has promoted several activities and events to add fun and interest to Walk Kansas 2018 for our over 510 participants. Events so far include: a BINGO card to complete, a group walk, two poker walks and several virtual walking opportunities; as well as promotion of National Walk at Lunch Day sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield in Independence and Pittsburg within Wildcat District. Event participation is one method in which Walk Kansas members can get their names in our drawing to be held at the end of Walk Kansas!

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