Join the New Cooking through the Calendar
with Gwen O’Cull, EFNEP Assistant
Joining the Fleming County EFNEP Program Cooking through the Calendar. Learn how to cook quick, easy meals using the “Healthy Choices for Every Body” series. Each month you can attend on the 4th Monday at the Fleming County Extension office beginning at 11:00 a.m. Each session will include a Monthly Food Dish and My Plate for Every Body.
This program is eligible to be counted for the 2016 Community Christmas Program event attendance signatures. There is no charge to participate. Call 845-4641 anytime, you can always leave a message after 5pm and before 8:30am during the week or anytime on weekends. We always welcome everyone, so bring a friend.
Participant said: "Fun, interesting and the Lightened up Lasagna was delicious."
Fleming County children are selected to participate in this after school activity that is held just for girls by the School they attend. The Fleming County Extension Service along with the University of KY and the Fleming County Schools has planned this program that involves young girls from the 5th and 6th grade. This program focuses on physical activity, self esteem, and proper nutrition. I am the contact person for this program.
The "Healthy Diva" program is the name chosen by the girls participating during the first year. This program is held for 16 weeks, every Thursday afternoon at Flemingsburg Elementary School. The girls who participated could ride the ESS bus to a designated location close to their home or a parent or guardian may pick up the child at the school.
During the 16 weeks, we focus on different activities, but always included a short exercise time and some nutrition information. Some of the topics chosen included: journaling, food safety, skin and nail care, calcium in the body, jewelry design, accepting and loving your body, fun with yoga, and more. With the program supervisor, Donna Fryman, I assist the children in these sessions. Guest presenters from the University of KY, as well as community leaders were included. We held these fun activities for the children to participate in during the school year. This is a “girl’s – only” type club and we want the girls to take ownership, and we hope to help them grow and learn as they develop into their young adulthood. There was no charge for the child to participate. Of course, if you have any questions at all, please call Gwen or Donna Fryman at anytime. We can be reached at 845-4641.
Healthy Divas learned about the Grain Food Group as part of the MyPlate Food Group. With this lesson I asked the members a question: "What is a Cornucopia?" Each one of the members made a small cornucopia and then filled it with Cereal: corn, wheat, and rice cereal, adding raisins, some candy corn and pumpkin candy. They really did a great job and took their time. They all had something they made that they were proud of completing.