FCS Newsletter June 15, 2020
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Virtual Based Program Building Healthy Habits for Youth
Are your children interested in taking a virtual nutrition education course? If so, Kickin Nutrition is the course that you are looking for. Kickin Nutrition TV (KNTV) is an innovative, evidence-based, digital program designed to educate, entertain, and empower kids to make healthier food and lifestyle choices. KNTV is anchored in technology – featuring engaging videos and interactive learning tools designed for youth and their families. The program utilizes comedy, hip music, and research-based, peer-to-peer videos offering online nutrition instruction, cooking demonstration, and exercise videos. The program is aligned with the common core by grade and was developed by an award-winning former Executive Producer of Sesame Street International, in collaboration with experts from Boston University, Harvard School of Public Health, and Tufts University.
Kickin Nutrition is a 6-week program for rising 4th-7th graders, classes will be held once a week from 11 a.m.–noon., beginning on June 23, 2020.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
40 Management Tips Every College Student Should Know
There’s no way around it: College is expensive, but it is possible to pay for your education without sabotaging your financial future. 40 Money Management Tips Every College Student Should Know is a resource that you can refer back to throughout the year when you have money questions.
Click through it online, Download or Print a copy.
Here are some Highlights:
Paying for College
The first step in paying for school is to talk with your parents, guardians, or other advisors, and if possible, to work together as a family to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA determines how much money the government is willing to give you through grants, work-study, and federal student loans.
40 Money Management Tips also outlines other funding sources, including scholarships and military or other service stipends.
Even before freshman orientation, you will make financial decisions that will affect your lifestyle. You will have to decide whether to live in the dorms with a meal plan, or to live at home or off-campus. And at some point in your college career, you likely will have to learn to split living costs and household duties with roommates.
You will have to determine whether you need a car and all the expenses that come along with it, or if public transport is sufficient. And you will have to weigh the costs and benefits of having a job to supplement your income — keeping in mind that earning more could affect your financial aid.
You can learn more tips like these in 40 Money Management Tips Every College Student Should Know.
COVID-19 Symptom Checker and Testing Locations
NCDHHS is announcing new testing and contact tracing tools to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
New Testing Tools for Everyone to Use
There are several new digital tools available to help expand testing capacity, streamline contact tracing efforts, and provide members of your community with guidance on how to protect themselves and their families. These tools include:
- Check My Symptoms at NCDHHS symptoms website, a public website that allows people to enter their symptoms and determine if they should get tested for COVID-19. If they are recommended to be tested, they will receive a link to a list of nearby testing sites via email or text. Note: The symptom checker is an informational tool to help people determine if they may need to be tested; however it is not a physician order. Testing sites may require their own screening.
- Find My Testing Place at NCDHHS testing website, a public website that allows people to input their county or ZIP code and access a list of nearby testing site locations online.
Faithful Families Virtual Walking Challenge
Monday, June 8–Sunday, July 5
Welcome to week two! Walking is a low impact activity that is not only good for your joint health, but also helps to relieve stress, reduce anxiety, improve sleep, and increase your ability to focus. Keep up the good work by taking steps to better health.
Now that walking is a part of your daily routine, it is time to step out and explore different places to be physically active. Here are some ideas for walking in familiar or new places.