Health education programs are designed to empower Derby residence to improve their health and quality of life. Programs are managed by the Derby Health Collaborative.
Cooking Matters @ the Store
Want to save money at the store? Want to buy healthy foods
for your family? Need some tasty and healthy recipes? If you said yes, come
join us for a free guided grocery store tour where you’ll learn skills for buying healthy foods on a budget. During the hour tour, you’ll practice
skills like buying fruits and vegetables on a budget, comparing unit prices to
find bargains, reading and comparing food labels, identifying whole grains and
sticking to your budget! After the tour you will receive a free book full of tasty recipes and simple
tips on buying healthy, low-cost foods and a free reusable grocery bag.
Register now, space is limited in each class.
Dates/Times: May 17, 6:00 p.m. (17019)
FREE but must pre-register
Location: Derby Wal-mart Superstore
Eat Healthy, Be Active Workshop Series
Unfortunately, people are frequently too busy, on a limited budget, or simply do not know how to make wise choices about food. This workshop series can help you make food choices that promote good health, maintain a healthy weight, and prevent disease. You will acquire the skills and knowledge needed to make healthy, nutritionally sound choices that lead to a better quality of life. Each workshop offers basic nutrition, hands-on learning, and cooking demonstrations to promote healthy changes in the diet. These workshops teach individuals how small changes in diet (reducing sugar, salt, fats, and calories) combined with adequate physical activity add up to improved health.
6/5: Enjoy Healthy Food That Tastes Great
6/12: Quick, Healthy Meals and Snacks
6/19: Eating Healthy on a Budget
6/26: Tips for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off
7/3: Making Healthy Eating Part of Your Total Lifestyle
7/10: Physical Activity Is Key to Living Well
Dates: June 5 – July 10
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $20 for entire series
Location: DRC, Greteman Room
Kids @ the Store
Hey kids, come join us for a free guided grocery store tour where you’ll learn skills for buying healthy foods on a budget. During the hour tour, you’ll practice skills like buying fruits and vegetables on a budget, comparing unit prices to find bargains, reading and comparing food labels, identifying whole grains and sticking to your budget! After the tour you will receive a free booklet full of tasty recipes and simple tips on buying healthy, low-cost foods and a free reusable grocery bag. Register now, space is limited in each class. Parents are welcome to attend too.
Derby Walks Initiative
the Derby Walks Initiative by pledging to walk 30 minutes most days to improve
and maintain your health. Walking is great for your health and only requires a
good pair of shoes. Walking reduces the
risk of many chronic diseases too. By signing up and tracking your time, you
will become eligible to use the indoor track at the DRC free of charge on
inclement weather days. Download the forms or call 788-3781.
Derby Walks Jamboree
The last Wednesday of each month the Derby Walks
initiative will host an social event on the DRC track. Health and wellness tips
will be available, blood pressure can be taken, and guidance will be given on how
to make your walk more enjoyable. If you’d like to find a walking partner that
can be arranged too. Come walk and enjoy a little social time with other
Wednesday of the Month
a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
Diabetes Self-Management Program
are living with diabetes or a caregiver of someone
who does, this workshop is for you!
Diabetes self management workshops are interactive
learning opportunities that
teach techniques to manage common symptoms. Workshops
are free and led by trained
covered include: 1) techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue,
pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression,
anger, fear and frustration; 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and
improving strength and endurance; 3) healthy eating 4) appropriate use of
medication; and 5) working more effectively with health care providers. Each
participant in the workshop receives a copy of the companion book, Living a
Healthy Life with Chronic Condition, and an audio relaxation tape. Classes
are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the
participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain
active and fulfilling lives.
Session dates: June 5 to July 10
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fee: FREE but you must pre-register
Location: DRC Greteman Room
Bicycle Dreams, May 16
Bicycle Dreams is one of the most celebrated cycling films of all time. Winner of 17 Film Festivals, BICYCLE DREAMS isthe powerful true story of the Race Across America, a 3000-mile bicycle race that challenges riders to cross the country in just ten days.
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Derby Library
Community Baby Shower
On Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the Derby Health Collaborative is partnering with the Sedgwick County Health Department and the SIDS Network of Kansas to educate pregnant women and their support systems on safe sleep. This community baby shower will provide, based upon availability, a safe portable crib or a wearable blanket to pregnant women who complete the safe sleep training. The Community Baby Shower will be held at the Oaklawn Activity Center 4904 S. Clifton, Wichita, KS 67216.
Date: June 3
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Oaklawn Activity Center
healthy habits while in school is the key to staying healthy for a lifetime.
Join the year long Let’s Move Derby Schools initiative. Kids record the number
of minutes they are active each day. These minutes convert to individual and
school miles. Prizes will be awarded to the most active school and the most
active students. Kids can see how far they can go by the end of the school
year. Click here for details.