FIT Extension is a great opportunity for a fun wellness program that has proven results. This 8 week, team-based, fitness/healthy eating program is easy to get going at your worksite or with family, friends, churches and schools. FitEx encourages all participants to engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity such as brisk walking, running, yoga, or biking on five or more days of the week.
We are excited to let you know we have updated our newsletters with some really great information on the benefits of physical activity and eating fruits and vegetables—and of course some new tips to help you meet your goals.
For more information about FitEx and to register online, visit FIT Extension. The registration deadline is March 26. The program begins on April 1 and runs through May 26 and costs $30 for a team of six. Get some friends and family together and create a FitEx team to be a part of this year’s program! The $30 team registration fee covers the FitEx website and a fitness prize for all teams that complete this program – with a team of 6, that’s only $5.00 per person.
Join us in our mission to create a happier, healthier and more active Virginia! We look forward to walking with you!
Carl Stafford (left), an Extension agricultural and natural resources agent, visits with dairy producer Terry Ingram about forage management strategies.
“When Extension began nearly 100 years ago, its purpose was to help people take research developed at a university and other places and put it into practice on the land and in the home,” said Edwin Jones, director of Virginia Cooperative Extension. “Can we still do that today? I believe so.”
Virginia Tech magazine takes a closer look at Virginia Cooperative Extension in its latest issue. Read more…
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Most parents would be ecstatic to hear their children ask for a healthy snack instead of ice cream, cookies, or soda when they come home from school. A child and adolescent nutrition education program from Virginia Cooperative Extension has made this dream a reality for many parents throughout the commonwealth.
Elena Serrano, assistant professor of human nutrition, foods, and exercise, and nutrition specialist for Virginia Cooperative Extension, developed Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids, a research-based program to educate youth about smart nutritional choices. More than 10,000 Virginians, ages 7 to 14, have learned about positive attitudes and behaviors involving diet, physical activity, and body image from this program in an overarching effort to reduce overweight among youth across the state. Read the full story in Solutions.