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.

 

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!

Collage of LBLC photos

The group then made and tasted cucumber dip!

The Little Books & Little Cooks program is a national award-winning program (from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences) to address parenting and nutrition information.

The program teaches both parents and their young children (ages 3-5) important milestones of early learning and literacy, school readiness and good nutrition through a seven-week program.

Topics for seven weeks include: proper hand washing procedure, food safety and kitchen safety rules, USDA MyPlate (five food groups), benefits of cooking with children, multicultural foods, parents’ feeding style and hunger and fullness cues, picky eating behaviors, and importance of eating fruits and vegetables.

Email or call Joann Trujillo at 702-257-5531 for more information and to register.