Healthy Eating on a Budget
Our next free seminar for parents, "Healthy Eating on a Budget", will be offered on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the East Side Public Safety Youth Center on 153 Spruce Street in Manchester. The class will be taught by Krissy Anderson, nutritionist from UCONN and Building Healthy Families Inc., who will share tips for low cost, nutritious meals.
Childcare for children ages 8 and under will be available at no cost during the event.
Early registration is strongly encouraged.
Register online anytime at RecOnline.townofmanchester.org or call the Office of Neighborhoods and Families (860) 647-3089 during daytime business hours.
Help with the Imagination Playground!
Imagination Playground is a breakthrough block-based system designed to transform children's lives through play. Through the generosity of Building Healthy Families' supporters, an Imagination Playground was introduced at our Kids' Fair in September! And through our partnership with the the Office of Neighborhoods and Families, we have use of space for the playground.
But we still need volunteers to help supervise the playground. Are you the kind of person who wants to make an investment in the lives of children in your community? Watch this video to learn how the Imagination Playground helps children develop what they need to succeed in school and in life. It only takes a few hours on a Saturday to give kids a life-changing opportunity to grow and have fun. Sign up here or call us at 860.375.0121 to find out more.
Babies recognize their parent’s voice from birth.
Make half your grains every day, whole grains. Choose whole grain breads, pasta and brown rice. Focusing on increasing the fiber in your diet will help prevent diabetes, cancer and weight gain.
Northwest Park at 448 Tolland Turnpike in Manchester, is a large, beautiful park perfect for a family outing. There are hiking trails, a large playground, observation deck overlooking Union Pond and sporting fields. Visit Manchester Recreation for directions.