Neighbors for Kids (NFK) collaborates…The “Catch Kids Club…” Teaching healthy eating habits and increasing physical activity for kids…

The Kids Zone’s My Health, My Life Project consists of three elements; Health and Nutrition Classes, Fitness and Sports and the Community Garden. The project offers a combination of classroom-style learning, hands-on projects, cooking classes, variety of sports, a running club and an organic community garden. Classes and activities are taught by NFK staff, partner organizations (OSU Extension Services) and community volunteers. Another primary partner and funding source towards the project is Samaritan Health Services. Samaritan H.S. has provided funding each year from the hospital’s “Social Accountability Fund”, therefore investing in the healthy development of children in Lincoln County, Oregon.

Neighbors for Kids collaborates with Samaritan Health Services…

I am so proud of the work we do at Neighbors for Kids in Lincoln County, Oregon…  One of our highest priorities is to promote healthy children through providing an extra edge during after-school hours.   The “My Health, My Life Project,” is one of the programs at the top of our list.  NFK  Executive Director, Toby Winn, is the Lincoln County Coordinator for the “Catch Kids Club” a coordinated approach to prevent childhood obesity.  Toby has been working closely with Samaritan Health Services the past two years to launch this collaborative effort in our community.  When our students participate after-school they get a healthy mix of academics, recreation, and nutrition each and every day…  To learn more, please read the Samaritan Health Services Community Health Impact 2013 Report by clicking on the below link…

Preventing Childhood Obesity in Lincoln County, Oregon…

Steve Sparks
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Reconciliation: A Son’s Story  click to order my book or download Kindle version…

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