Healthy Kids Camp 2010

6 Jul

It’s Day 2 of Healthy Kids Camp, and despite the craziness, this is my favorite week of the year.  It’s so rewarding to hear 25 kids singing “we are healthy kids and we’re going to stay that way,” watching them willfully eat healthy snacks and play active games, and develop friendships and healthy habits that last beyond the week of camp.  Right now, the kids are engaging in an obstacle course outside my office, laughing and running, hardly noticing they are exercising.  This morning’s walk took kids around the neighborhood, including a trip to the Healthy Kidz Community Garden on Minnie Street and past the school.  The students are already preparing for the Healthy Happening with their families on Friday by making fruit cobbler in cooking class and creating skits and songs to perform during the program.  We can hardly wait to see what they come up with.

We’re especially grateful to all the KU Med students working as volunteers this week – we love the energy and enthusiasm they bring to camp!  Stay tuned for more stories and photos from camp this week.

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