May Food School Dates
Tuesday, May 3 - 1:00 p.m. @ WCHD
Monday, May 16 - 5:30 pm @ Camp Caesar
Tuesday, May 31- 1:00 p.m. @ WCHD
Tuesday, May 31 - 5:30 pm @ Baptist Camp
Please arrive 5 minutes early to sign in. Cards are good for 2 years. Please call us at 304-847-5483 for questions. Card costs are as follows:
County Card: $10.00
State Card: $20.00
Walking Webster County 2016 Awards Celebration
Okay, all of you walkers! You are invited to attend our 3rd annual WWC Awards Celebration. Fruit and veggie trays, drinks and paper products will be provided. You may bring your favorite healthy dish, alond with a copy of the recipe to share. (however, you are not required to bring a dish to attend).
Date: Monday, May 23, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm
Place: Webster Springs United Methodist Church
For questions, please call 304-847-5483.
Walking Webster County Newsletter #5
Top Ten Reasons Walking is Good for You
It’s nearly impossible to decide the order of these benefits. What is easy to know is that regularly walking for exercise improves your life – right now and in the years to come!
Here’s the list. We would love to hear from you about how you rank the importance of these benefits in your life. Thank you!
Weight loss or controlling your weight
Lower your blood pressure
Reduce your risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Improve your mood
Live a longer, healthier life
Reduce your risk of disease and stroke
Improve your sleep
Increase the amount of sunshine you receive
10. Protect yourself against dementia
By Lisa Hardway, Health Coach and Personal Trainer
Recipe of the Week:
Broccoli Soup – Healthy Recipe
3 cups fresh broccoli (or 2 – 10 oz. packages frozen)
½ c. diced celery
½ c. ch. Onions
1 c. low sodium chicken broth
2 c. nonfat milk
2 T. corn starch
¼ t. salt
Dash ground thyme
¼ c. grated Swiss cheese
Place broth and all vegetables in a sauce pan and bring to boil. Reduce heat and cook until vegetables are tender, approximately 8 minutes. Mix corn starch, salt, pepper and thyme. Slowly add milk to cornstarch mixture, stirring to assure the mixture is smooth. Slowly add milk mixture to cooked vegetables and broth. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture is lightly thickened and just starts to boil. Remove from heat. Add Swiss cheese and stir until melted.
Family Fun Ideas:
Take a listening walk. If you haven’t read The Listening Walk by Paul Showers (HarperCollins, 1993), check out a copy and take a family walk, listening, observing, and learning from the world around you.
Outdoor scavenger hunt. Jot down a list of items for your kids to find on a nature walk or objects you’ve hidden in the yard. For young kids, give a visual representation of spring-related items to look for, like these Spring I Spy cards from Spell Outloud.
Plant an experimental play garden. If you have yard space, allow the kids to have a small plot to garden on their own. Digging, hoeing, and planting all work multiple muscle groups, and your kids experiment growing different vegetables and flowers.
Notice: The quarterly Webster County Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 @ 6:00 p.m. has been cancelled and rescheduled for Tuesday June 7th @ 6:00 p.m. at the Webster County Health Department. Public is invited.