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Nutrition and Food Safety|University of Wyoming Extension

Healthy Lifestyles/Healthy Youth

Healthy Lifestyles/Healthy YouthA healthy lifestyle is about taking responsibility for your decisions and making smart health choices for today and for the future. Eating right, getting physically fit, and prevention are all a part of creating a healthy lifestyle. Good habits are the foundation of good health which provide a lifetime of benefits and get you on the road to a healthier YOU!

For cost and availability of the following classes and programs within Wyoming, contact the University of Wyoming Extension Educator nearest you.

BodyWorks
A toolkit for healthy teens and strong families. More info.

Strong People, Strong Bones
Research has shown that strengthening exercises are safe and effective for most women and men of all ages, including those not in perfect health. People with health concerns often benefit the most from an exercise program that including lifting weights a few times each week. Strong Bones is a program developed by Tufts University to reduce and reverse osteoporosis.

CSI: Calcium Science Investigation
The goal of the CSI: Calcium Science Investigation cooking school is to help promote healthy lifestyles among youth. Nutrition curriculum for third through sixth grade students, ages 9-12. The CSI curriculum teaches youth basic nutrition, food safety, food selection, and food preparation skills that focus on increasing milk, cheese, or yogurt consumption to at least three servings every day. Emphasis is placed on low-fat and fat-free dairy products to be consistent with the USDA food guidance system, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and the 3-Every-DayRDairy nutrition education program.

Educational Resources

 

WIN WyomingWellness in the Rockies

A New You: Health for Every Body
A series of five 2-hour classes or ten 1-hour classes, A New You helps adults develop healthier lifestyles related to food and eating, physical activity, and body image. Participants receive a number of resources, including 2 books, many handouts, class binder, journal, stretch band, follow-up newsletters, guidance, support, encouragement, and much more.

Steps to A New You
This healthy lifestyles program combines a series of seven food/physical activity/body image classes (A New You—see description above) with a pedometer-based physical activity program (WIN Steps—see description below). Research has documented that Steps to A New You can help adults make changes consistent with a healthier lifestyle.

WIN Steps
WIN Steps program participants receive a pedometer and guidance on how to use it to increase physical activity. Instructions are available on converting other activities into steps.

WIN Kids
Thirteen hands-on lessons on food, physical activity and body image for youth 10 to 13 years of age. Designed for both classroom and non-classroom settings. Lesson plans include background information, health education standards, scripts, take-home activities, ideas for community projects, handouts, assessment options, and additional resources.

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