All 4 Kids LogoCooperative Extension’s All 4 Kids: Healthy, Happy, Active, Fit program was recently highlighted in International Innovation for its outstanding contributions to the childhood obesity epidemic.

All 4 Kids© was developed in 2008 to target childhood obesity issues within the US, and encourage preschool children to make positive nutritional choices and enjoy physical activities on a regular basis as part of a healthy lifestyle. Over the past five years, the project has expanded considerably and is now receiving nationwide recognition.

Cooperative Extension faculty members, Anne Lindsay, exercise physiologist, along with Drs. Madeleine Sigman-Grant, child nutrition and breastfeeding education specialist, and Teresa Byington, early childhood education specialist, collaborated to create this unique program in 2008. Since its inception, All 4 Kids© has reached close to 5,000 preschool children, teachers and families in Nevada, Oklahoma, Connecticut and New Jersey.

In the All 4 Kids© International Innovation article, topics addressed include: an overview of problems associated with childhood obesity; the main components of the “Ecological Model” that the program implemented; the long term plans for the program; the program structure; and information on the YouTube videos developed to compliment other established health and nutrition programs. Read the entire International Innovation article.

 

4-H JMG Blackberries Club Photo

4-H JMG Blackberries Club

Say Hello to the newest 4H club, the Junior Master Gardeners Blackberries! Their meetings are held at the Clark County Center for Sustainable Urban Food Production in North Las Vegas! For more information about 4-H in Clark County, visit/like the 4-H Facebook page.

 

Ask A Master Gardener SignThe recent freeze “did in” the last of the warm season vegetable crops (there’s a reason they’re called “warm season!”). The tomatoes and basil flourished during the warm fall, but they couldn’t survive the low of 15 degrees in our Las Vegas Master Gardener Community Garden. The cool season veggies, the carrots, parsley and brassicas (cabbage, beets and broccoli), got “nipped,” but not to worry–they should all come back and produce normally. Call/email the Las Vegas Master Gardeners at 702-257-5555 with your vegetable gardening questions.