On May 14th, Building Healthy Lifestyles in All Directions held their EatPlayGrow family workshop at the NC Research Campus. The Partnership's program combines the latest science and research to engage families and provide helpful tips around nutrition, physical activities and sleep patterns. Families in this program attend the monthly workshop for five months.
Led by Meredith Ledford, parents participated in activities with their children that taught them about the importance of Calcium. They made skeleton t-shirts, tasted five types of milk (soy, skim, whole, reduced fat and almond) and guessed which cup matched each type of milk, and tasted healthy and Calcium-rich foods. These activities made learning about healthy living fun for children and also made parents more aware of ways they can choose healthier food and drink choices for their children.
Click here to learn more about general health programs for children ages 0-5 years old in Cabarrus County.