Winona Health’s Healthy Kids Club University—Healthy U, a fun, free event for kids ages 6 to 11 and their parents, grandparents or guardians, will be Sunday, January 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Winona Middle School, 1570 Homer Road.
Registration is required, and the event is free. Children ages 6 to 11 are welcome to sign-up for two of the following activities:
Ski with Me – with staff from Ridgeway Community School
Learn the basic techniques of cross country skiing. It’s great exercise, great fun and a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors! Equipment will be provided. Be sure to bring warm clothes such as snow pants, warm coat, hat and gloves.
Zumbatomic® – with Jackie Goyette from Z Studio
It’s fast, it’s fun and it’s a blast specifically designed for kids! Join the dance party as you learn the fun, easy-to-follow steps in this latest workout craze.
“Gaga Pit” Ball – with staff from the Winona Family Y
Discover the thrill of this action-packed, competitive game that almost anyone can play. The game is played in an octagon or hexagon-shaped pit and the object is to get other players out by swatting a ball to hit them below the knee.
Action Packed Fun with Fruits & Veggies - with Heidi Ferris, Winona Health dietitian
Red light green light just got even better. Get moving while you learn about your reds, yellows and greens and then try Nutrition Twister to learn about the healthy “My Plate” guidelines.
Alex’s Food Adventures – with Alex Economy, Hy-Vee dietitian
Have you ever played with your food? Explore different fruits and vegetables, read a food-related children’s book, sample some healthy food and prepare a simple recipe.
Get Active with a Winona State University athletic team
Play a game with Winona State University athletes.
And for the grownups…
Healthy Kids Club – Healthy U includes programs for adults. While kids participate in fun, healthy activities, adults can attend presentations in the auditorium, adults have an opportunity to gain some insight about raising healthy children and the issues kids may face when they are at school. Attendees are welcome to bring questions. Presenters will be:
Emily Tracey, PA-C, a physician assistant with Winona Health Pediatrics will focus on kids’ health.
Kevin Kearney, community liaison officer with the Winona Police Department, will provide information about bullying and tips for preventing it.
This Healthy Kids Club event is free, but registration is required as space is limited in the kids’ activities. RSVP by Thursday, January 17, online at: winonahealth.org/HKC or call 507.457.4161.