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Infectious Disease Information

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Director
Kim Engel
(308)760-2415
kengel@pphd.org

 
Infectious Disease Nurse, PRMRS Coordinator
Melody Leisy

(308)279-0488
  
Emergency Response Coordinator
Tabi Prochazka
(308)760-1120

 

 

Third grade students from the Panhandle area have the chance to learn about health and wellness at the annual Nebraska Kids Fitness and Nutrition Day that was held in Sidney, Alliance, and Chadron. Over 500 third graders participate annually. In September and October the event took place in Alliance, Sidney and Chadron for third graders.
Third-graders are a good age to work with because they are learning about nutrition and are influenced by role models.
Some of the physical activities include stretch bands, Karate, boot camp, tumbling, Pound Fit, PIYO, Zumba, blind volleyball and yoga. Nutrition stations teach the youth about hand washing, healthy snacks and MyPlate, the new USDA standard nutrition guidelines.

The overall purpose of the event is to open the eyes of young people to consider energy balance – how physical activity and nutrition work together to maintain health. It is said that if children can find a physical activity that they truly enjoy doing or an activity in which they excel, they may be more active and therefore more healthy in the future.

This activity is made possible by additional funding from the  University of Nebraska at Kearney, the Nebraska Beef Council and Panhandle Public Health District.

For more information about Nebraska Kids Fitness and Nutrition Day,
please call Janelle Hansen (308) 487-3600 Ext 105 or email hansenj@pphd.org.

Page last reviewed: November 29, 2016
Page last updated: November 29, 2016