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
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!
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