Kids at New Generations Day Care and Preschool took part in a power-packed afternoon on Friday, May 8 during an event that partnered with Mercy Hospital and Mercy Health for Life. The Family, Fun, Food and Fitness event was a great way to end to week.
Children and parents joined the action in learning creative ways to easily incorporate nutrition and exercise into daily routines.
Mercy Hospital Fort Scott Dietician Sara Patterson shared a hands-on lesson about preparing healthy and simple snacks. Co-workers from Mercy Health for Life designed an obstacle course and team building activities that kept kids moving for 30 minutes, which is half the time per day recommended for children by the Centers for Disease Control. Rich Wallace, Mercy Health for Life personal trainer, Kirk Sharp, fitness center manager and Kelsey DeMott, fitness technician, led the fitness activities.
The event was funded by a grant New Generations received by the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).