Healthy Choices, Healthy Kids

WHEN:DFCC is grateful for the opportunity to provide this supplement to Webster Parks and Recreation's Summer Camp "Healthy Choices Week". Kids who have formed healthy habits, strong relationships, and positive coping skills are much less likely to experience negative outcomes like underage drug or alcohol use later on. We call these "protective factors".

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Take a Hike!

Friends of Webster Trails maintains 11 beautiful nature trails right here in Webster. Explore them all with your family to enjoy nature, exercise, and to strengthen relationships. Consider starting with the Bird Sanctuary Trail to the Chiyoda Connector Trail. Park on Orchard Street. Bird Sanctuary Trail is a wooded, flat gravel and dirt trail, .8 miles one way. Cross Rt. 250 to the Chiyoda Trail connector which is .27 miles. This takes you out to First Responders Park. You can rest there, (snacks, anyone?) and then head back the way you came. The Chiyoda Connector is gravel and dirt, with some narrower sections.

Visit the Library

Webster Public Library has curated titles for kids on topics that reinforce and explore protective factors. Did you know that these pursuits are all protective?

  • Finding and pursuing your passions

  • Positive relationships/being a good friend

  • Expressing yourself creatively

  • Eating healthfully and getting enough sleep

  • Growing community connections

  • Respecting yourself and others

  • Being kind and helpful

  • Practicing gratitude

 

Find even more at the Healthy Choices, Healthy Kids display in the library through the end of August.

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Image by Philip Arambula

Chalk it Up

We handed out sidewalk chalk to campers' families so you can all try your hand at some good old-fashioned fun! Click here to find the rules to Hopscotch, 4- Square, and 6 more classic games. Or just share some kind words with your neighbors to build community. Most importantly, have fun together. Extra sidewalk chalk is available at the library's "Healthy Choices, Healthy Kids", display *while supplies last*.