|Written by Tracy Trumper, CSU Extension agent|
Family and consumer sciences in Phillips County summary report for 2013
Nutrition and health
Disease prevention and increasing awareness of nutrition and fitness benchmarks for Phillips County residents of all ages continues to be a primary area of programming. Planning programs in this area revolve around Golden Plains Area programs and activities that are supported by the community.
Two Strong People classes continue to be popular in Holyoke and one in Haxtun. Free weights are used to help the middle-aged adult continue to maintain body weight, increase strength for daily activities and prevent osteoporosis and heart disease.
Classes are held at the Peerless Center gym during the noon hour, usually on Mondays and Wednesdays. Classes in Haxtun have been held at the community center and at Haxtun High School.
Small Steps to Health and Wealth had five participants as they were preparing for the Healthier Weigh program. SSHW provides participants with resources that allow them to compare their current health and finance levels with research-based benchmarks.
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