Healthy Kids Club workshops January 12


Saturday, January 12 - Healthy Kids Club will have you Feeling Great in 2008

Free workshops designed for adults and children 6 to 11 year olds

Healthy Kids Club Feeling Great in 2008 is a free event that will be held Saturday, January 12, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Winona Middle School, 1570 Homer Road in Winona. Children ages 6 to 11 can sign up for their choice of two free healthy activities (registration is required):

Exercise your Brain - Get your brain and body swinging this winter with songs, science and stories. Elementary educator Luke Merchlewitz and music educator Brenda Merchlewitz invite you for a happy good time!

Snack Time Fun - Have fun making and eating, easy, delicious and good-for-you snacks! Presented by Winona Health registered dietitians Heidi Ferris & Christine Stoltman.

Flowers for Kids - Learn how to grow and take care of flowers and have a chance to design and keep your own flower arrangement. Offered by Serena Kreckow at Bloomin Greenhouse.

Kickball Kids are invited to join in a fun game of old-fashioned kickball. Tennis shoes are required. Offered by Winona Family YMCA.

Karate - Karate can strengthen body, mind, and heart. Children will learn warm-up exercises and simple, safe, self-defense techniques. No experience or equipment required. Offered by Minnesota Genbu-kai Karate.

Exploring After School Activities - Discover healthy and creative new ways to have fun after school! Offered by Community Education's Key Kids program.

Basic Football Skills - Learn basic football skills with players and coaches from Winona State University. Tennis shoes required. Offered by Winona State University football team. The event also includes two presentations for adults.

Children's Positive Mental Health - John Rislove, Winona Health director of Behavioral Health Services, will provide information about childhood mental health disorders as well as information about providing structure, rules and enforcement.

Healthy Kids: What they Eat and How They Move - Rose Gurley, Winona Health outreach dietitian, and Corrie Searles, Winona Health director of Rehabilitation Services, will share tips on how to get your family on the right track to eating healthy, being active and feeling great.

The event is free, but registration is required. Register online at: or call 507.457.4161 or 507.474.3328.

Kids are encouraged to bring their Healthy Kids Club wellness journal. Children ages 6-11 who have not received a wellness journal may receive one at this event. There also will be healthy snacks and an opportunity to win door prizes.

Healthy Kids Club is a collaborative effort between Winona Health and area organizations designed to improve the health and well-being of area children ages 6 to 11. To learn more about this event and Healthy Kids Club, visit or call 507.457.4161.

Healthy Kids Club Partners:

" Winona Health

" Winona Health Foundation

" Family Medicine of Winona

" Habitat for Humanity

" Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Project FINE

" Rushford-Peterson Schools

" United Way of the Greater Winona Area

" Winona Area Ambulance Service, Inc.

" Winona Area Public Schools

" Winona Clinic

" Winona City Parks and Recreation

" Winona Daily News

" Winona Family YMCA

" Winona Post

" Winona Public Library

" Winona Radio

" Winona Volunteer Services

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