FCS Newsletter June 22, 2020

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Kickin Nutrition 

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.

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Count on Me NC
A Mutual Commitment To Keep Everyone Healthy & Safe

The Count On Me NC program is focused on providing the necessary knowledge and information needed to manage COVID-19 within businesses as restrictions are relaxed. These free courses provide a consistent approach based on state and national guidelines. The voluntary program is designed to incorporate the best available science in social and physical distancing, employee health and cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection and is presented in an easy format in both English and Spanish. Each of these short training sessions are under 30 minutes and delivered online in an engaging and interactive format.

Participating businesses will be recognized on the CountOnMeNC website >>.

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Ready for Hurricane Season? 5 Things to do Now

Sign up for alerts and warnings in your area. Public safety officials use systems national weather service alerts to alert you about severe weather and disasters.

Make sure everyone knows the safest place in your home. But first, prepare your home, check that your insurance is up to date, and choose an out-of-town contact. Plan for your pets, too.

Secure important documents. Gather important papers in a waterproof “Grab and Go” box. Keep it handy.

Have an evacuation plan. COVID-19 may affect your community’s plans. Check with local officials for shelter locations. Have a go-bag ready with hand sanitizer, masks, medications, and other essentials.

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Faithful Families 

This week we challenge you to step up the intensity or duration of your daily walk. Brisk walking is an excellent aerobic workout that reduces the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

STEP IT UP  – Think about your walking pace over the last two weeks and look at the descriptions below. Is your pace a stroll, a brisk walk, or a power walk?

STROLL  – This is a casual slow walking pace when you barely exert yourself. At this pace, you can breathe without effort while holding a conversation.

BRISK WALK  – This is a faster pace when you are walking quickly and moderately exerting yourself. At this pace, you can carry on a conversation, but you may start to breathe a little heavier and need to catch your breath throughout the conversation.

POWER WALK  – This is a high-intensity pace when you are heavily exerting yourself. At this pace, you may be able to say a couple of words between breaths, but holding a conversation will be very difficult.


Faithful FamiliesVirtual Walking Challenge