National Minority Health Month Newsletter Week 3

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April is National Minority Health Month: Daily themes are below

National Minority Health Month heading for week 3

Wellness Monday: The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for most people. Below are a few tips to help manage stress.

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to the news, including social media: Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Try to eat healthy: Aim for a variety of colors on your plate.
  • Exercise regularly: Work your way up to 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (for example, 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week).
  • Make time to unwind: Try to do activities that you enjoy.
  • Connect with others: Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

Trivia Tuesday: Does dancing count towards your weekly physical activity minutes?

National Minority Health month poster

Work Out Wednesday: Do a dance-themed family workout. Check out the link

Family workout video >>

Throwback Thursday: Bubbles always bring joy to any day. Think about a past time when you have enjoyed bubbles. Go outside and have fun with bubbles. If you don’t have any bubbles on hand, you can make some with ingredients you more than likely already have at home, follow the link for homemade bubbles instructions.

Homemade bubbles instructions >>

Family Friday: Make a funny family video.

Spotlight Saturday: Avoiding Food Waste- Do you have more food than you can immediately use and are trying to avoid it going to waste? Check out the fact sheet for various food preservation methods.

avoiding food waste fact sheet page 1

avoiding food waste fact sheet page 2

Empowerment Sunday:  “The Greatest Wealth is Health” ~Virgil

COVID-19 Preventive Measures – Face Masks and Cloth Face Coverings

COVID-19 Face mask and face coverings preventative measures fact sheet with recommendations and image of a woman wearing a face mask.


Do it yourself cloth face covering COVID-19 fact sheet

Stay informed:

Caring For Someone At Home

COVID-19 At Home Care >>

Liquid Hand Soap Q&A

Is it OK to Dilute Liquid Hand Soap with Water?

For more information, Visit Clean and Happy Nest website >>

Financial Education Activities for Parents to use with Kids

Age 3-5: Pretend Play ScenariosAge 3-5 Financial pretend play activity page 1

Age 3-5 Financial pretend play activity page 2

Age 3-5 Financial pretend play activity page 3

Ages 6-12: Bingo on the Go

Bingo on the go page 1 Bingo on the Go page 2 Bingo on the Go page 3

Ages 13-18: Research and Practice Making Money Decisions

Family members jobs page 1

Family members jobs page2

Written By

Dominque Simon, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDominque SimonArea Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences - Food- Safety, Health and Nutrition Call Dominque E-mail Dominque N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center
Updated on Jan 12, 2021
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