Kid’s Day at Globe University!

Globe University Teaches Healthy Living to Local Children

Carolyn Moe of Career Services leads children in counting games.

Carolyn Moe of Career Services leads children in counting games.

Did you know that tomatoes support a healthy heart? If you’ve ever sliced one in half, you might have noticed they look like the chambers of your heart! Eating carrots are great for eyes. If you slice them, you might find that they look like eyes! Approximately 250 children learned these nutrition tips and other healthy living activities at Globe-La Crosse’s Be Big, Be Healthy, Be Strong event on Friday, May 18.

Annually, Globe-La Crosse, along with all of the schools in the Globe Education System, participates in a day dedicated to community service and education: Community Education Day. This year, Globe hosted  250 children, between the ages of 2 and 5, and taught stretching, yoga, creative alternatives to watching television, nutrition, and active games. The purpose of the event was to teach children simple activities to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Kristina Gross, Admissions, and Shelley Shaker, Massage Instructor, teaching nutrition.

Kristina Gross, Admissions, and Shelley Shaker, Massage Instructor, teaching nutrition.

Globe staff, faculty, and student volunteers coordinated the event and lead the healthy activities. They transformed the university classrooms into friendly kid zones with snacks, music, and colorful decorations. The children colored, danced, and sang their way through Friday morning!

While children were learning at the university, another team of Globe volunteers were supporting Clearwater Farms in Onalaska. Staff and faculty painted, cleaned, planted, and repaired fences to prepare the farm for the summer.

After the children’s event concluded, and the volunteers from Clearwater Farm returned to Globe, the staff and faculty reunited to clean the roadways around the University.

Kari Laumb and Amy Stinson, Vet Tech Instructors, painting at Clearwater Farm.

Kari Laumb and Amy Stinson, Vet Tech Instructors, painting at Clearwater Farm.

Globe’s Community Education Day 2012 was filled with terrific volunteerism and wonderful community education! The attendees of Be Big, Be Strong, Be Healthy left Globe with new ideas about fun and healthy living, Clearwater Farm was supported by a team of enthusiastic volunteers, and the roads around Globe University were cleared of debris.

The La Crosse Tribune even highlighted photos from Community Education Day! Check them out here! View all the photos from the event on the Globe University-La Crosse Facebook page here!