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An exciting, high energy mobile fitness and nutrition program that can enhance school health fairs, multicultural events and more.
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If you live in an apartment or mobile home site in Kent and would like the Hero program to be scheduled where you live, please have an authorized representative from the complex contact us at 253-856-5030 or dhobbs@kentWA.gov.
Exercise of the Month: Jumping Jacks
Start out standing with your feet together and hands at your side (so your body looks like the letter "i") then as you jump up, spread your feet and raise your arms up over your head (so your body looks like an "x"). Try doing 10 or more as you jump back and forth being an "i" then back to "x."
September foods of the month: Whole grains and tomatoes
Tomatoes are one of the most popular “vegetables” eaten by Americans. Tomatoes, however, are members of the fruit family that are served and prepared as vegetables -this is why most people consider them vegetables and not fruits. They are high in vitamins C, A, and K. Tomatoes contain large amounts of an antioxidant called lycopene, which may help guard against certain cancers. Tomato paste and sauces, which contain highly-concentrated cooked tomatoes, have lots of healthy lycopene!
Whole grains are unprocessed grains such as wheat, corn, rice, oats, barley, quinoa, sorghum, spelt, and rye. The word “whole” in front of a particular grain means that the grain is in its “whole” form and thus has not been refined, which is the process that removes the bran and germ from the grain. Refining a grain makes it less healthy because it removes dietary fiber, iron, and many vitamins. So, when choosing bread products, cereals, rice, and pasta, look for the whole grain varieties because eating whole grains has been shown to reduce the risks associated with obesity, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes.Because food labels are very confusing when it comes to whole grains, be sure to read the ingredient list on the package to make sure the word “whole” is listed with the first ingredient (ex. whole wheat flour).