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Wellness Bulletin February 8, 2016
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February 8, 2016

Happy Monday,

I hope everyone is enjoying February so far. This coming Sunday is Valentine’s Day! A day you may seek to indulge in a few favorite treats and to stray away from the healthy New Year’s resolution. However, you can still treat yourself with healthy, but tasty, treats. My current blog discusses some quick, easy alternative foods to share with your department, children and family during Valentine’s Day.

Our next Wellness Webinar is tomorrow, Tuesday, February 9th, hosted by Jill Edwards and Diana McCall, of Black Mountain Recreation and Parks. Jill and Diana will be discussing their Eat Smart Black Mountain program. Black Mountain has been extremely successful in creating and maintaining their community gardens and offering healthy eating education. The Eat Smart Black Mountain program works to promote healthy eating and active living through hands-on gardening and nutritious programs.Register for the webinar to learn more how you can impact your community with a garden like Black Mountains:

Lastly, NC Recre8’s statewide 5k is excited to announce registration is now live! The race will take place on Saturday, April 16, at various locations across North Carolina. Click the following link for more information and to check if there are any race locations by you:

If you have any ideas for healthy alternatives for Valentine’s Day, please email us or submit them on the wellness site here:(,


Colleen Dougherty
Graduate Assistant, NC Recreation & Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC27605

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


The NCRPA Wellness Bulletin is supported by
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation 
whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians.