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PowerUp November Newsletter

Ways to PowerUp in November PowerUp Action team meeting We will be helping pack bags for the Backpack program from 2-3pm on November 18th at Common Cup Ministries Parkview Dental Candy Buyback Bring your leftover candy to Parkview Dental Nov 1-5 and receive $1 for every pound. Candy will be sent to service members overseas. Wheel and Cog $2 Tuesdays 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month Rec center indoor playground 9:30-11:30am Monday-Thursday and Saturdays 10am-noon November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month! Pros of Peanut Butter It is a great source of protein It contains lots of healthy fats It is very versatile and can be used in sweet or savory dishes It is very nutrient-dense It does not need to be refrigerated so is easy to pack for on the go It ... Continue Reading

PowerUp October Newsletter

Ways to PowerUp in October Get Crafty! You will need: Paper Tempera paint Paint brush LEAVES! Collect various types of leaves in all different shapes and sizes. Choose a paint color and paint the whole entire leaf. Press painted side onto the paper for 5 seconds to transfer the print. Repeat this process with different colors, shapes, and sizes of leaves until you are satisfied with your picture. Let the paint dry before displaying. Source: https://www.firstpalette.com/craft/leaf-prints.html How to Avoid the Halloween Candy Overload For many kids Halloween is the best day of the year because they get to dress up in fun costumes, walk around the neighborhood with their friends, and come home with a mountain of free candy. For many parents, this means struggling with finding the balance between ... Continue Reading

Wellness Wisdom

I’m Peg Christenson, Registered Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, at Hutchinson Health with Wellness Wisdom. September is National Whole Grains Month. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that we make at least ½ of our grains whole grains. But what is a whole grain? Any why does it matter? Whole grains are the entire seed of a plant and are made up of 3 edible parts; the bran, the germ, and the endosperm. Whole grains are either present in their whole form or ground into a flour while retaining all parts of the seed. So, whole grains are either single foods such as oatmeal, barley, brown and wild rice, popcorn, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, or ingredients in products, such as buckwheat in pancakes or whole wheat flour in bread. Whole grain products are our body’s main source of energy and important sources of fiber, iron, B ... Continue Reading

PowerUp September Newsletter

Ways to PowerUp in September   September is better breakfast month! Most people have been told how important breakfast is their whole lives, but do you know why breakfast is so important? It kick-starts your metabolism for the day. You are less likely to overeat throughout the day. Skipping breakfast can lead to difficulty concentrating at work/school. You will have more energy throughout the day. Breakfast is delicious! Exciting News! A new Fixit station will be installed at the Hutchinson Rec Center in September! This is Hutchinson second station, joining the one located on the Luce Line Trail near Policeman’s Park. Time to head back to the classroom! Many schools have a designated snack time, and while breakfast and lunch may be provided by the school, kids often have to bring ... Continue Reading

Ways to Power Up in September

Kickin’ It for McLeod Kickball Tournament 10:30am, Saturday, September 7th Roberts Park, Hutchinson www.unitedwaymccleodcounty.org Power of Produce, free produce for children ages 3-12 Hutchinson Farmers Market Wednesdays 2:30-5:30 & Saturdays 8-noon $2 Tuesdays and Wheel and Cog Children’s Museum (reduced admission) 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month (Sept 10th, 24th) 4-7pm Hutchinson Community Running Group Every Wednesday at 7pm starting at Library Square Connect on Facebook for run updates BikeHutch- Hutchinson Biking Group Connect on Facebook for local rides and trail conditions Check out disc golf at South Park. Disc Golf rentals available at Hutchinson PRCE Luce Line Lace-up September 14th Pick your distance: 1 mile, 5k, 10k, or half marathon Registration is open at lucelinelaceup.com Power Up ... Continue Reading

PowerUp August Newsletter

Ways to PowerUp in August PowerUp Action Team meeting August 19th, 2-3pm at the Farmers Market Depot Open to anyone who is passionate about the health of our community! -Power of Produce at the Hutchinson Farmers Market <h5 Wednesdays 2:30-5:30 & Saturdays 8-noon -$2 Tuesdays and Wheel and Cog Children’s Museum August 13th and 27th, 4-7pm -Free Swim Night at Hutchinson Family Aquatic Center August 6th and 15th, 5-8pm - Hutchinson Community Running Group Every Wednesday at 7pm starting at Library Square -Paddle Sports rentals at Masonic River Park   August is National Sandwich Month! Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich (4 servings) 1 ripe avocado ¼ cup plain greek yogurt 2 Tablespoon lemon juice ½ Tablespoon dried tarragon ½ tsp salt ½ tsp garlic powder 2 cups ... Continue Reading