Upcoming Events

Keep reading to learn about upcoming events within your community. For more information about upcoming events, contact krjohn@udel.edu.


JANUARY 2023

FIT BIZ 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️

Delaware Fit Biz is not just another worksite wellness program, but a menu of health behavior change strategies designed to create a culture of health within Delaware worksites. Through the implementation of policy, systems and environmental changes (PSEs), supported by technical assistance, marketing and coordinated educational programming, Delaware Fit Biz will ensure that the healthiest choice is the easiest choice for your employees!

The FitBiz program is available to worksites interested in making the healthy choice the easy choice for employees. Interested sites will submit an interest form, and a Cooperative Extension Agent will follow up to discuss program requirements and payment. The program costs $50/worksite; however, financial scholarships are available for worksites that qualify.

 Fit Biz offers a learning collaborative model where worksites can learn strategy recommendations from University of Delaware Cooperative Extension and learn from other worksites that are working to implement changes.
The program is 6 virtual sessions covering various topics related to creating healthier workplaces. Interested worksites may also be eligible for an on-site technical assistance visit from University of Delaware Cooperative Extension.

Topics include:
● Session 1: Overview of Delaware Fit Biz Program, Worksite Wellness Committees, Healthy and Productive Meetings
● Session 2: Dining & Menu Guidelines for Worksite Cafés and Healthy Vending
● Session 3: Worksite Farmers Markets, Community Supported Agriculture Programs (CSAs), and Worksite Community Gardens
●Session 4: Hydration and Physical Activity Clubs
●Session 5: Breastfeeding-Friendly Worksites
●Session 6: Alcohol, Tobacco & Drug Prevention and Stress Reduction

FINANCIAL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. Upon receipt of the interest form, a Cooperative Extension agent will follow up to learn more about your worksite to determine eligibility for scholarship.

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP.


Registration Deadline: January 9, 2023

Register Here


March 2023

March 2023

National Drug Facts Contest

DRAWING/GRAPHIC DESIGN CONTEST

Use your creative illustration skills to bring your drawing to life using #MyWhyNDAFW theme! *

Submission requirements:

-Must be 8.5 x 11 paper

-Appropriate for age category

-Take a picture/scan drawing to submit

VIDEO CONTEST 

Lights. Camera. Action! Be the director and film a video that features #MyWhyNDAFW theme! *

Submission requirements:

-Length 30 seconds or less

-Appropriate for age category

-Acting is encouraged!

POEM/SPOKEN WORD CONTEST

Express the data or emotions in a powerfully vivid and imaginative style using #MyWhyNDAFW theme! *

Submission requirements:

-Must be appropriate length for age

-Make it well thought out and powerful

-Appropriate length for age category

-Voice recording is recommended but optional

T-SHIRT CONTEST-NEW

Show us your creativity. Design a t-shirt showing #MyWhyNDAFW theme! *

Submission requirements:

-Use computer program design or drawing on 8 x 11

-Appropriate for age category

-Creativity

NEW    #MyWhyNDAFW theme*   NEW

*Why is preventing drug use important?

*What are healthy ways you can cope with stress?

*Why do you choose not to use drugs or alcohol?

Age Categories

10-12 years old

13-15 years old

16-18 years old

Prizes

1st place $50

2nd place $25

3rd place $15

For each age category

DUE DATE

March 12, 2023

Register Here: Facts Week

For more information or questions, feel free to reach out to Lindsay Hughes at lgooden@udel.edu


DECEMBER 2022

Walking Through the Holidays!

🎄 🕎 🎉

With Delaware 4-H

Join the Delaware 4-H weeklong walking challenge during the Holidays. The contest will officially start Friday, December 23rd and run through Monday, January 2nd. Register by Wednesday, December 14th to receive your code to submit your steps daily. Prizes will be awarded for the participant with the most steps in each age category and the most overall steps. Pedometers will be available for anyone needing one.

Register Walking Through the Holiday’s with Delaware 4-H! today!   

Register: Walking

Walking through the holidays challenge

Age Categories:

Cloverbud (5-7 year old)

8-10 year old

11-13 year old

14-16 year old

17-19 year old

Adults

For any questions please contact Lindsay lgooden@udel.edu or Kaitlin
kklair@udel.edu