July 7, 2014

I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! Now that we are all back to work, I want to remind you about the Healthy Food Workshop on July 17. This free workshop will help you learn more about finding, safely preparing, and using produce in your programs and facilities. We have speakers from Wake County Cooperative Extension who will be presenting, and there will be plenty of time to ask questions. Please join us from 10-12 at Top Greene Park (401 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Raleigh)! Registration closes this week, so sign up now.

Second, it’s time for another Wellness Roundup! Here some of the wellness activities that have been going on in agencies around the state this summer:

  • Mount Airy Parks and Recreation is celebrating Park and Recreation Month with outdoor events every Tuesday night in July. This week’s activity is yoga, and the series will culminate with a family walk and run 5K on July 29th.
  • Carrboro Recreation and Parks is partnering with UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and the Community Nutrition Partnership on a project called Veggie Van, which will deliver affordable, local boxes of produce to community members at every week. For $10-$18 (depending on household income), a family of 3-5 people will be able to pick up a week’s worth of fresh fruits and vegetables at Hank Anderson Park.
  • Wendell Parks and Recreation has started a new series called Living Well in Wendell. These monthly hour-long classes cover a variety of topics, including gardening, reading nutrition labels, meal ideas, and home fitness.
  • In May and June, Buncombe County Library, Recreation and Culture showcased local greenways and promoted physical activity by hosting several family friendly bikes ride around the county. Each ride had a place halfway through to drink water and rest, as well as a theme (silly outfits, bike decorating, safety).
  • And finally, on a patriotic note, Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation recently treated over 200 soldiers and veterans to a free round of golf and lunch at one of their golf courses. What a great way to provide a lovely afternoon for our troops and get them outside!

Share what your agency is doing to promote wellness in your community by filling out this form, or emailing erin@ncrpa.net


Erin Crouse
Graduate Assistant, NC Recreation & Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC  27605


North Carolina Recreation and Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC 27506


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