Child care providers teach kids to love fruits and vegetables

Posted by  Hollis Bass on 7.19.2017

Three WeTHRIVE! child care providers are dedicated to giving the children they serve a healthy start in life. Michelle Baggett, Angela Lyshe-Thierry, and Robyn Perkins have been caring for children in their homes for a combined 54 years. They agree that one of their biggest challenges is that healthy fruits and vegetables aren’t served very often at home. But each care provider has come up with her own special way to change this.

Robyn Perkins runs Nanny’s Child Care in Winton Place. While she loves to eat all fruits and vegetables, her families are not used to buying or serving ...

Winton Woods students create anti-tobacco radio spots

Posted by  Hollis Bass on 7.9.2017

Winton Woods High School students Elijah Parker and Jada Davis are best friends who are using their voices to fight tobacco use. With help from WeTHRIVE!, PreventionFIRST!, and the Underground, they created and recorded anti-tobacco radio spots that air on 101.1 FM The Wiz (you can also listen to them here). 

Teens next to building with WeThrive sign in background
The Underground in Forest Park runs a free afterschool program for high school students. That’s where Elijah and Jada met Cristie Carlson of WeTHRIVE! and Christi Valentini-Lackner of PreventionFIRST! The organizations have partnered to educate and empower youth about tobacco use prevention as part of a ...

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August 4, 2017