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Northern Panhandle Head Start

Serving Pregnant Women & Families With Children, Birth to Five Years Old in Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall & Wetzel Counties of West Virginia.

NPHS

Community Involvement

NPHS Inc. actively promotes parent participation in community training opportunities.  Family Resource Advocates (family services staff) build relationships with community agencies/resources to provide families with an understanding of what is available to them in their local communities and share topics/workshops that may be of interest to families.  Contact Janel Taylor, Family and Community Partnerships Coordinator, for more details about family and community engagement activities.

In late November 2011, The WVU Extension Service provided a workshop titled "Strong Families Eat Together".  The workshop was sponsored by the WV Healthy Families Healthy Children Coalition, Family Resource Center and the WVU Extension Service.

This workshop was offered to families enrolled at the Orchard Park Early Head Start and Head Start facility only.  A total of 64 Early Head Start and Head Start family members, including several staff participated in this event.  GREAT FAMILY PARTICIPATION - THANK YOU!  

Provided is an overview of the workshop "Strong Families Eat Together":

  • PowerPoint Presentation and Dinner
  • This is a state-wide WVU Extension program
  • Outcomes of Families Eating Together include -
  •      Family communication improves,
  •      Dollars are saved,
  •      Kids do better in school,
  •      Healthier food choices are made, and
  •      Kids are protected from risky behaviors, especially girls
  • Quotes from parent evaluations included -
  •      "We will turn the TV off during dinner", and
  •      "We will turn off all cell phones at dinner time"
  • All evaluations from program participants were positive
  • Every family received resources

To learn more about the "Strong Families Eat Together" program offered by the WVU Extension Services, please contact:

Cheryl Kaczor, WVU Family and Health Extension Agent
cheryl.kaczor@mail.wvu.edu
WVU Extension Service
PO Box 309, Moundsville, WV  26041
1.304.843.1170

 

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