Family hiking

Enjoy your day with family & friends!

Children need to be active 60 minutes a day, and walking or biking to school is an easy way to fit activity into a busy day.

Team up with other parents near your home to form “walking school buses” and take turns walking kids to the bus stop or all the way to school.

• Are you too busy to play together as a family? Physical activity can be broken up into shorter amounts throughout the day. Take a 10 minute walk before dinner, or go for a walk or bike ride after dinner for “dessert.” Think about your weekly or daily schedule and make opportunities to be more active. Every little bit helps.
• On weekends, plan a family hike through a scenic park. Children can help plan the route and make a map to use on the hike. Let the kids help rake or gather leaves and make a game of it. The winner gets to jump in the leaf pile first.
Adapted from Iowa Department of Public Health.

 

Healthy Kids Festival LogoThe 6th Annual Healthy Kids Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30.

Unlike typical health fairs, each agency will provide interactive, hands-on experiences for children who visit their activity stations where a bingo-like game card is stamped.

Donated prizes are used to promote completion of game cards given to children to encourage participation in all areas.

Last year’s event presented childhood obesity awareness and prevention to almost 1000 attendees.

Find all of the details on the website.

 

4-H LogoAs the new school year begins, so do a number of 4-H activities and opportunities. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers youth ages 5 to 19 throughout Nevada a variety of 4-H youth development clubs and programs to participate in as extracurricular activities.

Extension’s 4-H Program includes both urban and rural clubs spanning many interests, such as rocketry, robotics, shooting sports, cooking, raising and showing animals, and more. Clubs help youth develop skills in communications, leadership, citizenship and healthy living. Many clubs also enhance science, technology, engineering and math abilities.

Find more information or to learn more about local 4-H clubs and programs on the website.

Healthy Kids Festival LogoTo celebrate Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s All 4 Kids© Program and Clark County Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor the sixth annual Healthy Kids Festival that will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

The free festival, open to young children and their families, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walnut Recreation Center, 3075 N. Walnut Road, Las Vegas, Nev. Local community partners will come together to promote health, nutrition and physical activity in young children and their families.

The event will include teaching children to purchase and grow fruits and vegetables, healthy food tasting, music and dance instruction, BMI and health assessments, city/county and local recreation, sports and outdoor venues.

Watch the video!

Rose clippingCooperative Extension and the South Valley Rose Society are collaborating and offering educational meetings throughout the fall.

On Thursday, Sept. 28, Cheryl Hume will show you  how to start roses from cuttings at this free, open to the public, workshop.

Hume has a been a member of the American Rose Society (ARS) since 1982 and a proud holder of a Life Subscription To ARS.

All the information can be found on the website.