Child Health and Nutrition Workshop is Nov. 20

An upcoming workshop on role modeling healthy behaviors is being sponsored by Greene County Extension for child care providers, teachers, as well as parents.  The workshop is eligible for two hours of licensing credits for child care providers.

The workshop, scheduled for Tuesday, November 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., is titled “Actions Speak Louder than Words,” where participants will find out how infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-age children all “learn” nutrition, physical activity, and other healthy behaviors by observing and imitating adults.  The session will include a time to experience less than ideal role modeling, hear and see parents’ opinions of role modeling, and develop an action plan to foster more positive role modeling to help children engage in health-promoting behaviors and practices.  Registration is due by November 19 for this workshop.

“This is an important topic for anybody who works with children,” said Michael Cooley, county Extension coordinator for Greene County Extension.  “We’re thrilled to offer local courses to enhance our county’s child care services, as well as classrooms and families.”

Registration is only $10, which will be used to off-set direct expenses and to support the Families County Extension Program.  To register, contact the Greene County Extension office at 515-386-2138 or email  For more information about Greene County Extension, including other families programming, visit

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