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Healthy Families event Thursday, Sept. 7

Healthy Families event Thursday, Sept. 7
Leading a healthy lifestyle through better nutrition and increasing physical activity is a goal for most families. Busy schedules and budgeting for healthy foods can be a problem. King’s Daughters can help! Join us for a free event 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Healthy Families Groceries to Table will take place at King s Daughters Health Education Center, lower level of Lexington Avenue parking garage. RSVPs are required to 1-888-377-KDMC.

The event is co-sponsored by Ashland Boyd County Health Department, Greenup County Health Department, Boyd and Greenup County Extension Offices for Family and Consumer Sciences.

“We will have something for everyone and can help families kick start their journey to healthier living,” said Kim Bayes, King’s Daughters lifestyle change coach. “We know families that play together and eat meals together are healthier, but it can be difficult. We can help families figure it out.”

Families can enjoy:

  • Cooking demonstration by culinary specialist chef Chris Willett of Gordon Food Service
  • Grocery shopping tips including a mock grocery store tour led by nutrition experts
  • Giveaways including recipes and a bag with tools to help create healthy meals
  • Meal planning tips including a weekly meal plan guide

Families will learn how to eat more fruits and vegetables, avoid junk food and drop liquid calories common in drinks.

“Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the U.S.,” Bayes said. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately 12.7 million children and adolescents ages 2-19 are obese. Super sizing of our food, hectic lifestyles leading to more fast food meals, more screen time and less outdoor play have contributed to this problem.”