Three Cooperative Extension Faculty received the national USDA Priester Health Award that recognizes innovative health education programs positively impacting the health of individuals at the county, state and national levels. Teresa Byington, Anne Lindsay and Madeleine Sigman-Grant created and implemented the All 4 Kids: Healthy, Happy, Active, Fit educational program to encourage preschool children to eat smart, be active and live healthy at any size. Working in cooperation with preschool children’s childcare teachers and parents, participants were provided interactive experiences that promoted healthful habits regarding physical activity, snacks, feeding cues and acceptance of self and others. The All 4 Kids program was selected from among 28 program submissions nationwide to receive recognition for state and multi-state programming
The Priester Award honors Jeanne M. Priester and her accomplishments and contributions to the Cooperative Extension Service (CES). She was a leader in advancing health education within CES during her tenure at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The purpose of the award is to recognize extension programs that are providing the leadership to expand their capacity to effectively implement health programs. Visit the All 4 Kids web page here!