A fun, family approach to increased movement and better nutrition

September 9th, 2014 by Live Well Omaha Kids

Kroc HHP LilyThe staff at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Omaha is working hard to cultivate and organize programs which will illuminate a healthier and more fit lifestyle. Their purpose is to inspire people to discover their talents and develop their potential through artistic, educational, physical and spiritual experience in a Christ-centered atmosphere.

One of those programs is the Healthy Home Project, a 12-week series of classes that takes a fun, family approach to increased movement and better nutrition. These families focus on working together through nutrition education, behavior modification and fun physical activities. They all get involved in cooking classes, family meal planning, family-friendly physical activities, craft projects and incentives — all centered on learning health habits and improving overall health.

Kroc HHP fitness testing - pre 3“For our family, this program was a real awareness. It made us more conscious about the way we eat, the way we shop and the way we prepare meals, as well as the importance of nutrition,” said Patty Tello, October 2012 program participant.

“Healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard. Making meals as a family is fun!” said the Quiroz Family, October 2013 program participants.

“Being Better Together” is the focus to reduce factors that lead to obesity, especially in children. Find out how YOUR family can be better together! Download the Healthy Home Project brochure for more information (English or Spanish) or contact Sandy Andersen, Salvation Army Kroc Center Health & Fitness Manager at 402-905-3574 or sandra_andersen@usc.salvationarmy.org.

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