Megan Addison, Health and Human Sciences Educator for Purdue Extension spoke to Kiwanis about her work.. Her programs include:
· My plate, a nutrition program
· Captain cash, a third grade money program
· Block parties, block play for children 3 to 8
· I am moving, I am learning, encouraging children to move and make healthy food choices
· Dining with Diabetes, for diabetics or those at risk for diabetes and their caregivers
· Be Heart Smart, for individuals who want to learn more about preventing heart disease
· Where does your money go, designed to help people better understand how they spend money.
· Kindergaren 101
Kindergarten 101 is a pre-school program. K101 helps prepare students for school in Hancock County with partnerships like that of Purdue Extension Hancock County, Greenfield Community School Corporation and organizations such as the Greenfield Central School Foundation, Extension homemakers, Retired Teachers, and Prairie Farms.
Students enrolled in this free program which took place July 13-17 leading up to the Fall semester experience a sneak peek at what school will be like from the day to day tasks and classroom lessons to cafeteria and school bus etiquette. Parents are encouraged to attend a parent night where a school staff member, such as a social worker, will go over school policies and procedures as well as answer any questions from parents.
For more information on any of these programs see the website, https://extension.purdue.edu/Hancock or call the extension office, 317.462.1113.