Healthy Sprouts Highlight #1: Children's Gardens

Healthy Sprouts

One of the most popular and effective parts of the Healthy Sprouts program is gardening with children. This year, a total of eight child care centers and 28 in-home child care providers planted and tended gardens with the children in their care through the Healthy Sprouts program. Children as young ...

Scarecrow Contest & Auction Raises Money For Local Garden Projects

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/oct/24/263589/ Don't miss the Second Annual Scarecrow Contest & Auction, Friday, October 25, 2013 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Seed Co Building, 826 Pennsylvania Street in Lawrence. This year's Scarecrow Silent Auction will be held in conjunction with the October Final Friday events in Lawrence as well ...

2nd Annual Lawrence Rock'n Bowl - a STRIKE in the fight against cancer

Michelle Derusseau

During the fiscal year July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012 Children's Mercy Cancer Center treated 33 Douglas County children for childhood cancer! 33! This year's Lawrence Rock'n Bowl will benefit Lawrence charity Baby Jay's Legacy of Hope and Children's Mercy Cancer Center, our local childhood cancer treatment center in ...

Safe to Sleep

Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas

The *Eunice Kennedy Shriver* National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has launched the Safe to Sleep campaign to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Check out the new [campaign][1] to gain the most up-to-date information on creating a safe sleep environment ...

2012-2013 Hy-Vee One Mile At A Time Informational Packet

Kylene Etzel, RD, LD

Join the club and start your journey today! You'll also receive a FREE 2012-2013 OMAAT t-shirt! ---------------------------------------- **What to do:** 1) Fill out the registration form (*see our earlier post) and drop it by either Lawrence Hy-Vee Pharmacy. Don't forget to pickup your free t-shirt as well! 2) Print off ...

2012-2013 Hy-Vee One Mile At A Time Registration Form

Kylene Etzel, RD, LD

Please print both pages and turn them in completed to your local Lawrence Hy-Vee Pharmacy (Clinton Parkway or 6th Street). This will begin your "One Mile at a Time" journey. Good luck! : ) ***For questions, please contact:*** Kylene Etzel, RD, LD :: Clinton Parkway Hy-Vee Dietitian :: ketzel@hy-vee.com :: ...

Halloween Candy Give Back

Kylene Etzel, RD, LD

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 6th & Wednesday, Nov. 7th Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm Location: Clinton Parkway Hy-Vee and 6th Street Hy-Vee ---------- Help us make our Service Men and Women smile! Your Lawrence Hy-Vee stores are teaming up with Growing Smiles, UPS, and Operation Gratitude to share Halloween fun with our ...

Cordley Carnival on Friday Adds Wellness Fun!

Sally Zogry

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/sep/25/241737/ The **Cordley Elementary Carnival** is this Friday, September 28th from 5:30-8:00pm. Come enjoy **free** games and prizes, **free** inflatables, laser tag and hamster balls, silent auction, henna tattoos, cake walk and more! Global Cafe, Iwig Dairy and AirSummerSnow Shaved Ice will be selling local food and drink. New this ...

Cordley Carnival on Friday Adds Wellness Fun!

Sally Zogry

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/sep/25/241740/ The **Cordley Elementary Carnival** is this **Friday, September 28th** from 5:30-8:00pm. Come enjoy **free** games and prizes, **free** inflatables, laser tag and hamster balls, silent auction, henna tattoos, cake walk and more! Global Cafe, Iwig Dairy and AirSummerSnow Shaved Ice will be selling local food and drink. New this ...

Chocolate Goodies needed for Lawrence Community Shelter event

Anne Bracker

The Lawrence Community Shelter (LCS) will hold its 11th Annual “Chocolate and Tea at Three” fundraiser on Sunday, November 13 at the Marriott Springhill Suites (1 Riverfront Plaza). All donations support LCS programs for employment, housing, and intervention, as well as meeting the basic shelter needs of families and people ...

Volunteers Needed for Make a Difference Day: Saturday, October 22nd

Micki Chestnut

http://wellcommons.com/users/rogerhillvolunteercenter/photos/2011/sep/28/221709/ The United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center will be participating USA WEEKEND’S Make a Difference Day national day of service by coordinating volunteer projects throughout Lawrence and Douglas County on Saturday, October 22nd. Several agencies and local schools will be hosting groups of volunteers – up to 270 volunteers ...

Let's Move introduces checklist for childcare centers and homes with young children

Marilyn Hull

http://wellcommons.com/users/Marilyn_Hull/photos/2011/jun/17/215806/ The [Let's Move][1] initiative has released a [checklist][2] of five elements that make for a healthy environment for young children. The checklist can be used by both childcare providers and parents. The elements are: > **Physical Activity**: Provide 1-2 hours > of physical activity throughout the > day, including ...

Family Fun Carnival

Jeff Cuttell

Medicalodges Eudora is having a Family Fun carnival on Sat July 16. There will be game booths to earn prizes, face painting, cotton candy, funnel cakes, a clown etc for families, residents, community. Mark your calendars!

United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center to Host 2011 "Summer of Service"

Micki Chestnut

http://wellcommons.com/users/rogerhillvolunteercenter/photos/2011/apr/29/212986/ The United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center is hosting a “Summer of Service” for Douglas County youth, ages 11-18, as part of the Center’s Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) program. Projects are Monday-Thursday, 9am-2pm. Youth may sign up for one or two projects, or join us for the whole summer! ...

Just Food pantry to remain open thanks to $80,000 in donations

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/apr/28/212922/ In February, Douglas County food pantry leaders [appealed to the community][1] for financial help. They needed $100,000 in donations to continue operations or the [Just Food][2] pantry faced closure. Thanks to $80,600 in donations and $30,000 in unexpected federal grant funding, the pantry will remain open. It is financially ...

2011 Bowl For Kids' Sake - Final Event

Katy Ibsen

Our last Bowl For Kids' Sake is right around the corner, May 1 at 1 p.m. This Hospitality Bowl will welcome our bar, restaurant and hotel teams as they compete to be know as the BFKS Hospitality champ. It's not too late to put a team together, learn more at ...

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Donna Fox

Medicalodges Eudora will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 23rd at 3pm. Anyone from Kdg-6th grade is invited. The Easter Bunny will be there too!

Have you heard about Facebook Depression?

Lauren W

http://wellcommons.com/users/talktobert/photos/2011/mar/28/211038/ *USA Today* published an [article][1] today about the harms that social media websites may have on children, and I would argue, even adults. Here's an excerpt: "[There is] a new phenomenon called "Facebook depression." Some children who are at risk for social isolation, anxiety or depression seek connection online. ...

Daddy & Me playgroup to meet at Lawrence Public Library March 12

Charlie Bryan

Bob Lominska will lead the Daddy & Me Playgroup at the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium on March 12 from 9:30 -11:00 am. RSVP online at [http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=170031316378546][1]. Bob is planning a "Playing with Your Food" program that should be quite enjoyable. Music and songs are planned along with other activities to ...

Real Food for Families

Rachel Richmond

Check out this new class offered by holistic nutrition educator Karen Manley Duggan at The Merc, 901 Iowa Street: **Real Food for Families** Tuesday · March 29 · 7-9pm taught by Karen Manley Duggan . We'll start the class with a simple and delicious green salad and a hearty warming ...

Daddy & Me at the Park

Charlie Bryan

The Dads Group meets once or twice a month on Saturdays at various locations around Lawrence. All dads are welcome, especially expectant dads, new dads, adoptive dads, grandfathers or other male caregivers of children under the age of 5. Daddy & Me at the Park Sat., Feb. 19, 9:30-11 a.m. ...

Daddy & Me Playgroup meets at Parents as Teachers playroom Feb. 5

Charlie Bryan

A playgroup for dads? Yes, that′s right. A playgroup for dads and their children meets monthly in various locations right here in Douglas County. Curious? Come to the Daddy & Me Playgroup on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 9:30 am. Stay and play as long as your child is happy. We'll ...

Brainstorming Strategies - People have access to healthcare (mental, physical).

Erika Dvorske

What needs to happen in our community for people of all ages to have access to healthcare in broad terms, including physical, mental? Would you be willing to post your ideas about what strategies in our community help to achieve this? Post here to help brainstorm! http://wellcommons.com/users/edvorske/photos/2011/jan/28/206755/

Dads Group organizes Daddy & Me Swimming at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center

Charlie Bryan

Take a break from the cold weather and enjoy basking in the heated indoor swimming pool at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center while enjoying time with your infant or toddler. Please share this announcement with others who might be interested in joining us. The Dads Group is open to all. We're ...

Lawrence dentist offering program on TMJ

Stacey Hatton

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2011/jan/10/205481/ Think teeth grinding can be a real pain? Just ask Kate Whitsel, a junior at Kansas State University, who drives 90 minutes twice a month to Lawrence to visit dentist Jim Otten for severe TMJ issues. But the road time, Whitsel says, has been worth it. “I was told ...

Thousands of kids injured in sledding accidents — so be safe

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/jan/10/205749/ Weee! Sledding! Before heading outdoors, [Safe Kids Kansas][1] offers these safety reminders: • Wear a helmet to prevent serious head injuries. When sledding, do not go down a hill head-first. Sit up, face forward, use a path that is free of trees, rocks and bare spots and make sure ...

Winter Weather Woes: Avoid these health annoyances and hazards

Stacey Hatton

Winter has marched in, bringing with it frigid temperatures. Not only is the cold weather a drag on spirits, it can be damaging to you and your children’s health. **Catching a “bug”** If you have never had the flu (respiratory influenza), you are one of the lucky few. This virus ...

Doctor Mom, at your service

Meganstuke

Healthcare professionals have to hate me. I am one of those grossly irritating people who loves to do Google Diagnostics. Also, I watch too much TV. And, I work in a hospital, although what I do has nothing to do with clinical work, and in fact has about as much ...

Boost Children's Self-Esteem at all Ages

Stacey Hatton

Wouldn’t it be exceptional if every child would grow into a confident adult who was proud of himself? If at the birth of every child, the parents could approach a vending machine and pick out the character traits they want for their child? “Brown eyes, sturdy tooth enamel and powerful ...

20,000 kids injured by shopping carts; how to avoid injuries

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/kbritt/photos/2010/nov/26/203387/ It is estimated that more than 20,000 children under age 5 are injured by shopping carts each year in the United States, according to [Safe Kids Kansas][1]. Falls are the most common cause of shopping-cart related injury in children of this age group, accounting for 83 percent of all ...

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