Reading – Smart Eating – Moving…Balance My Day!  A Workshop You Don’t Want to Miss! Brought to you by Healthy Kids Challenge and a grant award from United Methodist Health Ministry Fund

Date: September 22nd 2010

Time: 10:00am – 3:30pm

Location: NEKLS Headquarters, 4317 W 6th Street, Lawrence, KS.

Lunch Plans: Provided – Enjoy a Taste of MyPyramid

Bring Along: A preschool book from your library

(It can have a nutrition or physical activity theme, such as Blueberries for Sal OR make it a bigger challenge and bring a favorite book even if a food/activity theme is not evident!  Most characters move and/or eat!  We’ll use your books and work in teams to create read/eat/move teaching ideas. THEN, we’ll provide you a copy of ALL the ideas generated from ALL 7 workshops!)

It’s time to take action!!

Time to learn and play! Come and enjoy a one day regional workshop and take home new ideas and inspiration for incorporating healthy eating and movement into preschool reading programs.  Those attending the workshop will receive approximately $200 in teaching resources plus support from HKC during the coming year for adding nutrition messages and move & learn activities to your preschool programs.

According to the U.S. Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System, pre-school children are getting heavier. In Kansas, the percentage of obese 2-4 year olds grew from 8.8% in 1998 to 12.6% in 2003 and 13.3% in 2008.

With the nation’s attention on childhood obesity, the time is NOW for such a workshop!  Even the Kansas Reads to Preschoolers featured book for 2010, Up, Down, and Around, is a focus on this topic!  Libraries champion reading-smart eating-moving!

Meeting Agenda

10:00 am – 10:30 am      The Color and Shape of a Healthy Picture

Introduction to Healthy Kids Challenge and concepts

10:30 am – 10:45 am     Color Your Own Healthy Practices

A look at personal wellness and role modeling   

10:45 am –  11:00 am Break Time  – Active Play and Breakfast GO Power nibble

11:00 am –  11:30 am A T.A.S.T.E. of Health

Tools And Solutions That Educate!

11:30 am –  12:00 pm Paint a Healthy Picture with Reading

Literacy, learning, eating, and moving IDEAS

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm       Lunch onsite – A Taste of MyPyramid

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm       The Shape of Health

Building skills with learning activities

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm        Reading/Smart Eating/Moving  TAKE ACTION!

Idea and action plan writing

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm        Hopping Down the Trail…….Healthy Trail that is!

Active play and trail mix snack break

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm       Q & A session, Balance My Day Next Steps