Take Charge of Diabetes in the New Year

Better Health of Cumberland CountyPuzzled by Diabetes?
We can help …
“Take Charge of Diabetes”
Free 7 -Week Program Offered to Adults with Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes.
  
Come discover the Keys to a Happier and
Healthier Life with Diabetes and learn about:
* Managing Blood Sugar * Exercise * Managing Stress
* Medications * Healthy Eating and Meal Planning
* Carbohydrate Counting * Eye & Dental & Foot Care.
  
New Classes offered January 8-February 26, 2018
From 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  
Class Location: Better Health 1422 Bragg Boulevard
(next to old IHOP)
  
Deadline to Register: January 5, 2018
Call Patti at: 483.7534 for more information.

Better Health in December

Better Health of Cumberland CountyCheck out what’s happening at Better Health during the month of December.
  
Take advantage of free exercises with Better Health at 1422 Bragg Boulevard (next to old IHOP).
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45-7:15 p.m.

Dec. 14th- Cooking Demo at 5:30 p.m. (@Better Health)
Dec. 19th- Cooking Demo at 8:00 a.m. (@Better Health)
Dec. 20th- Gray’s Creek Diabetes Clinic from 9:30-11:45 a.m.
                  (@2364 School Rd. 28348)
Dec. 21st- Why Moving More is So Good for You at 5:30 p.m. 
                  (@Better Health)
Dec. 25th-Dec. 27th- Office Closed for the Holiday
Dec. 28th- Diabetes Goals and Resolutions at 5:30 p.m. (@Better Health)

Here’s a printable calendar version of December activities.

 

Tip of the Week: Prep Portions Ahead of Time!

Meal PrepDuring the cozy months, we often try to find extra time to relax with loved ones. Let’s stay on track with eating nutritious snacks by prepping ahead of time. Make batches of oatmeal, yogurt parfaits, or nut mixes and divide into small containers or jars. These handy portions help make your quick choices healthy choices too! Be sure to try out these Kitchen time-saving tips. Learn ways to make meal planning easy. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

A Walking Success

Walk to School DayA big kudos to schools who participated in the 2017 National Walk to School Day during this month. Beaver Dam, Ashley, Bill Hefner, Lucile Souders, Cumberland Road, Stoney Point, Alderman Road, and Lillian Black Elementary schools walked on their school campus. Cliffdale, Vanstory, C. Wayne Collier, Alma Eason, Walker-Spivey Elementary schools took it a step further by inviting parents, community members, and city councils. Continue reading

It’s Not Too Late…Join the Walk

WTSD IncentivesIt’s not too late to participate! Join several schools throughout the nation on Wednesday, October 4th for National Walk to School Day. Please note, this event can be celebrated on any day during the month of October. Cumberland County currently has 16 schools taking part thus far. Let’s lead the pack as the county with the highest participation in North Carolina. Register today at WalkBiketoschool.org. For more tips on how to plan your event, check out this Walk to School day flyer. Contact Angela Hurley, Healthy Eating and Active Living Liaison at (910) 678-2419 for assistance.

What is SHAC?

The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is an advisory group comprised of community members from the health and education segments of Cumberland County.  Collectively, the council represents the eight components of school health (Health education, physical education, nutrition services, family and community, mental and social health, staff wellness, school environment and health services).  The council provides advice to our school system on aspects of school health programs, as well as review and update the local wellness policy.  

SHAC meets at least four times a year.  To learn more about SHAC’s meeting dates, time and location, visit the link below.

Shac Meetings Learn More