Strong Women. Strong Families.

The objective of the Strong Women, Strong Families placement is to further the Junior League of Winston-Salem’s mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Through activities of this committee, we strive to improve the health profile of the community beginning with various initiatives concentrating on Kimberley Park Elementary School.  We have planned four events focused on health and nutrition.  The events will accomplish three goals: to facilitate relationships with the medical community, educate the community on healthy food preparation, and provide a meal.

·        Healthy Cooking Demonstration

Upcoming Healthy Fair:

Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Kimberley Park Elementary School

-Free healthy dinner for the whole family

-Healthy cooking demonstration by the Junior League of Winston-Salem (recipes and starter kit provided!)

-Free health screenings (body temperature, blood pressure, pulse, breathing rate, blood sugar, cholesterol, Body Mass Index) by the DEAC Clinic and Winston-Salem State University Mobile Unit

-Crock pot giveaway – 1 per family to the first 25 families

-Door prizes – including children’s bike raffle!

Children’s Activities:
-Children’s book giveaway sponsored by Junior League of Winston Salem’s BookWORM and SmartStart – one per child
-Kaleideum and Kids in the Kitchen activities
-Arts and crafts
-Appearances by Burns & Company magician

Information Booths from:
-Forsyth County Department of Public Health
-Food and Nutrition Services
-Kimberley Park Community Garden with Urban Gardener, Rosa Johnson and NC Cooperative Extension -Agriculture/Horticulture Agent, Mary Jac Brennan

Health Information Sessions:
-“Sugar’s Effect on Your Numbers: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Blood Pressure, and Pant Size” by Wake Forest Baptist Health Weight Management Center
-“Reading Labels – What’s Really Important” by Wake Forest Baptist Health Weight Management Center
-“A Healthy Plate the Kids (and I) Will Eat?” by Wake Forest Baptist Health Weight Management Center
-“Managing Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Blood Glucose” by Lifestyle Care Coach and Nutritionist, Ayisha Razzak