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NCHPAD - Building Healthy Inclusive Communities

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Season of Change


Welcome to the season of change – fall. It’s been a busy one thus far for us.

This week five NCHPAD colleagues traveled to Washington D.C. for the White House Summit and Commit to Inclusion campaign launch. The goal of the campaign is to encourage individuals, organizations and key stakeholders to help build healthy, inclusive communities through word of mouth, campaign tools and social media. What does inclusion mean to you? Tell us and the rest of the world on Twitter and Facebook using the following hashtags:

#InclusionMeans

#CommitToInclusion

But while we have spent a ton of time and resources on this campaign, we certainly haven't forgotten to put together a newsletter this month for all of you loyal readers!

Have you ever found yourself aimlessly wandering around your fitness center without a workout plan and with little motivation? Do you get lost in the recommended amount of time and types of exercises you should complete each week to sustain a healthy lifestyle? Lakeshore Foundation has created a health promotion and fitness program that makes at least the planning portion of your workout a breeze. Broken down into the F.I.T.T principle, which includes the Frequency (F), Intensity (I), Time (T) and Type (T) of an exercise program, our October Training Corner will walk you through all the steps necessary to build an effective, well-rounded exercise program.

Whether you want to determine how many steps you’ve taken in a week, how much protein you’ve consumed in a day or what the weather will be like tomorrow, this month’s Kid’s Korner proves there is an app for virtually everything. Our writer, Kelly Bonner, was especially thoughtful in finding apps for youth with learning disabilities and for those who want to exercise but don’t know how because of certain physical limitations. Let her guide you through the oftentimes intimidating world of apps.

Whenever we think of October, thoughts of little witches, mini superheroes and fairy tale princesses tromping around our neighborhoods for treats come to mind. You won’t want to miss some yummy ideas for Halloween costumes in our Kids Nutrition Corner. Writer Carleton Rivers, RD also shows us it is possible to make it through the holiday laden months without packing on too many pounds in this month’s Nutrition Spotlight.

Thank you so much for joining us for another month of NCHPAD News. As always, we would love to hear from you. Let us know what topics, trends and stories you’d like to read.

All the best,
Laura K. Watkins
lauraw@lakeshore.org


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