Please take a moment to welcome the newest employee of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.
Be sure to Spring Forward this weekend and move your clocks ahead one hour. Then, with that extra daylight, get active! A 30-minute walk around the neighborhood or on your lunch break can help improve your health. For more tips on healthy living, call one of our health educators at 859-288-2446.
National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
We’ll be celebrating all month with social media posts, so keep an eye out and be sure to share them on your sites! We’ll also be discussing it on the Healthy Times radio show at 10 a.m. March 6 on 93.9 FM.
Parents-to-be should be on the lookout for these candy jars in some Lexington obstetrician and gynecology offices, thanks to our HANDS team. HANDS is a free program for new parents to help them learn about the ways to help the baby have the best possible start at life. Help yourself to some candy, and be sure to ask for a brochure about HANDS to find out how it can help you! You can also learn more by calling 859-288-2338 or visiting our website.
Kim Harris, Yolanda Loveless and John Moses joined us on today’s Healthy Times radio show on 93.9 FM WLXU as we talked about pertussis, the flu and hepatitis A. Yolanda and Kim shared their nursing knowledge, while John shadowed host Kevin Hall to learn more about the program and how it’s helping Lexington be well. If you missed it this morning, you catch it re-airing at noon Sunday, Feb. 10!
LFCHD staff members completed the 6th Annual Urban Mountain Challenge on January 26 at the Big Blue Building downtown. There was staff representation from WIC, CHEE, School Health, and Administration. Jill Keys, Rebekah Shoopman, Cristina Hiten, Sarah Czarnecki, Lilia Villegas, Andrew Ralston, Cory Rutledge, Bailey Preston, Megan Preston, Tara Mason, Erin Kelley, Valerie Freeman, and Erin Perry participated in the challenge. They each went up 30 stories to complete the race! Mark your calendars for next year and help them expand the team!