Things have changed through the years, and with busy schedules and numerous activities filling up one’s schedule, families are challenged more than ever to seek out ways to eat better, exercise more and spend time together. This in mind, couldn’t we all use a hand helping our kids eat better and move more? If you are nodding in agreement, come learn practical tools that really work in a fun and friendly atmosphere! Make plans to mark off August 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, 2011 as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, in partnership with the Russell County Public Library, offers an engaging four week parent session offered through the We Can! Program. We Can!, which stands for Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition, offers this training, aimed specifically at parents of children ages 7 through 13, free of charge. Meetings will be held at the Jamestown Public Library each of the 4 Monday’s listed above, from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. CST, and all participants will enjoy a bevy of fun activities, including cooking demos for quick snacks and meals that kids will eat; a chance to talk to other parents; a copy of the We Can! Parents Handbook; along with creative ideas for getting your family active and loving it!
Pre-registration is required for planning purposes and can be done so
by contacting Amanda Patrick, Environmental Education/Outreach
Specialist, at 270-343-3797 or via email:
For more information on the We Can! Program, “a national program designed for families and communities to help children maintain a healthy weight” administered through the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institute of Health, please visit the following website: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/.
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is one of 14 hatcheries in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Southeast Fisheries Program. For information on the We Can! Parent/Leader Program or the hatchery, including how you can be involved as a volunteer, please contact Amanda Patrick, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist, at 270-343-3797 or via email: Amanda_Patrick@fws.gov.