UNION — Do you struggle to get your child to eat vegetables? Are you interested in seeing your child become more active? Do you want to learn more about nutrition in general? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then please join the Piedmont Physic Garden for a fun-filled workshop called “Growing Healthy Kids” on Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m.-noon The workshop will be led by nutritionists, Kelsey Allen and Kristina Pava.
Kelsey Allen serves as the Community Coordinator for Eat Smart Move More South Carolina. She works with local coalitions throughout the state providing technical assistance and supporting community change toward improving access to healthy eating and active living. Before working with ESMMSC, she was a health educator for SCDHEC as well as a WIC nutritionist where she counseled mothers of young children on healthy eating and active living. She received her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Sciences from Michigan State University. Kelsey is passionate about seeing communities create sustainable changes and working with diverse groups of local coalition members.
Kristina Pava works for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) as the Healthy Eating/Active Living Coordinator for the Upstate. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Human Nutrition from Winthrop University. After graduation, she began work at SCDHEC as a Nutritionist for the WIC program. WIC is a federal assistance program for the healthcare and nutrition of low-income pregnant women, breastfeeding women, infants and children under the age of five. She has spent the past few years educating clients on how to make healthier choices and lifestyle changes. Now, she works out in the community to implement policy, systems and environmental changes that help make a healthy choice the easy choice for people.
According to Kelsey and Kristina, the workshop will include interactive demos, easy snack recipes and tips and tricks to help you and your child eat healthier and be more active.
The workshop will held at PPG, which is located at 301 E. South Street in Union, SC. General admission is $20. To reserve your spot, you can sign up online on PPG’s website at www.piedmontphysicgarden.org or you can send a check to the Piedmont Physic Garden, PO Box 603, Union, SC 29379. For questions, please call us at 864-427-2556. We look forward to seeing you April 1!
The Piedmont Physic Garden is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Our mission is to exhibit and promote the medicinal, economic, cultural and environmental importance of plants to the people of Union County and the surrounding Piedmont region of South Carolina.