Healthy Kids Club January 19. It’s Fun. It’s free. RSVP today!

Winona Health’s Healthy Kids Club University (Healthy U), a fun, free event for kids ages five to 11 and their parents, grandparents or guardians, will be Sunday, January 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Winona Middle School, 1570 Homer Road. 

RSVP here.

The event is free, but registration is required. Parents or guardians are welcome to register children for two of the following activities:

Fundamentals of Soccer (adult may accompany child if they wish) – with Winona State University soccer players. Play soccer with Winona State University soccer players.  You can learn fun drills, play catch with your feet and maybe even learn about the different positions.

Karate (adult may accompany child if they wish) with Fritz Speck at Minnesota Genbu-kai Karate. Learn all about self-defense as you maneuver your way through Karate drills. Karate is a great way to learn self-discipline and teamwork.

Ski or Snow Shoe with Me (adult may accompany child if they wish) – with Ridgeway Community School, Winona Park & Recreation and Outdoor Recreation & Education Center – Winona State University. Cross Country Skiing/Snow Shoeing is great exercise, great fun and a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors!  Join Ridgeway Community School, Winona Park & Recreation and Outdoor Recreation & Education Center – Winona State University as they teach you the basic techniques of cross country skiing or snow shoeing.  Equipment will be provided for this workshop.  Please be sure to bring warm clothes such as snow pants, winter coat, hat and gloves as this workshop will take place outside. Participate in floor hockey if there’s no snow. 

Rainbow Food Adventures (child must be accompanied by an adult) –  with Anna Hudson, RD, Winona Health; Stacey Sadowski, RD, Live Well Winona; and Alex Economy, RD, Winona Hy-Vee.  How colorful do you want your plate to be? Together, adult and child will make and enjoy a delicious and nutritious rainbow wrap.

And for the grownups…

Healthy Kids ClubHealthy U includes programs for adults. While kids participate in fun, healthy activities, adults can attend presentations in the auditorium.

Building a Healthy Sense of Self-Esteem – with Emily Tracey, PA-C, Winona Health Pediatrics Department, and LeAnne Morey, PA-C, Winona Health Behavioral Health. This is an opportunity to gain insight about raising children with a healthy sense of self-esteem and learn about the issues kids may face when they are at school. Bring your questions!

This Healthy Kids Club event is free, but registration is required as space is limited in the kids’ activities. RSVP by Thursday, January 16, online here or call 507.457.4161.

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About Healthy Kids Club:  Healthy Kids Club is a collaborative effort between Winona Health and other area organizations designed to improve the health and well-being of children ages 5 to 11. To learn more about this event and Healthy Kids Club, visit winonahealth.org/HKC or call 507.457.4161.

 

 

Healthy Kids Club, Sunday, October 20, 1 – 3 p.m.

Free fun for kids ages 6 through 11—

Healthy Kids Club Fall Kick Off is Sunday, October 20

RSVP here.

Winona Health and Live Well Winona invite all kids ages 6 to 11 and their families to register for Healthy Kids Club Fall Kick Off. The free family event will be Sunday, October 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. on the Winona Health campus, 859 Mankato Avenue, on the first floor of the clinic.

Children attending the Healthy Kids Club Fall Kick Off will have fun participating in many activities including:

• Tips for a fun and safe Halloween with Kevin Kearney, Winona Police Department

• Get a look at invisible germs with Winona State University students

• Kids Yoga with the YMCA

• Meet a real therapy dog – Touching Moments Animal Assisted Activities

• Winona Area Ambulance

• Fun Ways to Stay Active –even when you have to stay inside – Winona Health

• Giant Bowling

• Being generous feels great – put a smile on someone’s face with a hand-made card

Healthy Kids Club events provide opportunities for children to have fun, be active and learn about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free, but to help us plan for supplies, please, RSVP by Thursday, October 17. RSVP here, or call 507.457.4161.

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About Healthy Kids Club: Winona Health’s Healthy Kids Club is designed to improve the health and well-being of children ages 6 to 11. To learn more about this event and Healthy Kids Club, visit winonahealth.org/hkc or call 507.457.4161.

Winona Health enhances partnership with Live Well Winona

Winona Health is pleased to announce an enhanced partnership with a local organization that supports the health system’s goal of improving community health. Live Well Winona, an organization dedicated to making a difference by helping people live better, healthier lives, will receive funding by Winona Health to support half their annual operating budget.

“Our partnership provides a definite benefit to community members,” said Rachelle Schultz, president & CEO, Winona Health. “Our clinical providers and staff work hard to help patients maintain or improve their health, and they are able to direct those looking for additional information, inspiration and support to Live Well Winona.”

The Live Well Winona website has become the virtual ‘health hub’ of the community. It includes a community calendar, race calendar, resources directory, interactive accountability tools and the new addition, the virtual volunteer center. Visitors find not only a well-organized clearinghouse of health and wellness activities but also other resources such as sporting equipment rental and support groups.

Live Well Winona was formed in 2011 by generous in-kind support from Winona Health and a grant from Will and Shirley Oberton, Winona. Located in a storefront office near Winona State University, Live Well Winona has collaborated with Winona Health on several initiatives including annual Healthy Kids Club events.

“We look forward to further collaborative efforts with Live Well Winona,” stated Schultz. “Their enthusiasm to promote the value of a healthy lifestyle fits well with our vision for a healthier community.”

For information about Live Well Winona, visit www.livewellwinona.org.

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Free Community Health Talk: All About Concussions

Winona Health invites community members to a free Community Health Talk: All About Concussions, Thursday, August 15, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The program will be at Winona Health clinic 2nd floor, 859 Mankato Avenue in Winona

The program is designed to provide information for parents of student athletes and anyone who is interested in learning more about concussion diagnosis and proper treatment.

 Pesenters include:

• Lee Trombetta, MD, FACS, Winona Health general surgeon, hockey player and father of hockey players. Dr. Trometta is involved in Winona Health’s concussion management program, which involves baseline testing for all student athletes.

• Brandon Donahue, Winona Health athletic trainer

• Carol Meyer-Boldon, Winona Health speech and language pathologist

 There is no charge for this Community Health Talk, but RSVP is required by Tuesday, August 13. Space is limited and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP by calling 507.474.3339 or RSVP online.

 

 

$35 sports physicals during special hours

Winona Health is offering a special rate and special appointment hours for sports physicals for middle and high school students.

Sports physical appointments for $35 are available during the following times in the Family Practice Department at Winona Health, 859 Mankato Avenue, clinic 2nd floor.

Monday, August 5: 5 – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 6: 1 – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 7: 5 – 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 8: 5 – 7 p.m.

Students under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Payment is due during time of appointment and may be made with cash, check or credit card. Insurance billing is not available. No shots will be given during these times. If immunizations are needed, please schedule a regular clinic visit with your primary care team.

Minnesota and Wisconsin high school sports physical forms are available here.

Please complete your portion of the sports physical form and bring it to your appointment.

Students previously diagnosed with heart conditions or head injuries must schedule an appointment with a member of their regular healthcare team during regular clinic hours.

To schedule a sports physical during these special dates and times, please call 507.457.7648.

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Community Health Talk: Children’s Mental Health

LeAnne Morey, PA-C

LeAnne Morey, PA-C

Winona Health invites community members to a free Community Health Talk: Children’s Mental Health, Tuesday, May 28 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The program will be at Winona Health, 855 Mankato Avenue, in the B.A. Miller Auditorium on the hospital’s 3rd floor.

LeAnne Morey, PA-C, with Winona Health’s Behavioral Health and Psychiatric & Counseling Services will discuss various aspects of children’s mental health. Attendees will get an overview of children’s mental health concerns including prevalence, diagnosis and treatments including behavioral modifications and medications. Topics covered include depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Morey has a special interest in children and adolescent psychiatry and is also experienced in adult psychiatry assessment and medication follow up. Before joining Winona Health, she saw patients in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis and Seasons Center for Behavioral Health in Spencer, Iowa.

The program is free but RSVP is required by Thursday, May 23. Light refreshments provided. RSVP by phone: 507.457.4161 or online: here.

 

Fall Healthy Kids Club 2012

Anna Hudson RD, LD, joins Winona Health Outpatient Nutrition staff

Hudson_small_CMYKRegistered and licensed dietitian, Anna Hudson, RD, LD, has joined the Outpatient Nutrition Services team at Winona Health and will provide nutrition education to patients including those who are managing diabetes.

“I chose to become a dietitian because I have always had a love for food and a profound appreciation for how it nourishes and fuels the body. I believe that a dietitian’s most important role is educating others on the importance of healthy food and a balanced lifestyle. My position here at Winona Health allows me to do just that!” said Hudson. “I am looking forward to seeing patients on an individual basis to help them tailor a meal plan that best fits their needs and goals.”

Hudson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Community and Medical Dietetics from Viterbo University in La Crosse. She is a Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration and a Licensed Dietitian through the Minnesota Board of Dietetics and Nutrition Practice. She completed a clinical internship at Winona Health and a community internship through Winona State University.

Hudson is available for appointments two days a week and will also provide nutrition services for hospitalized patients.

For more information about Outpatient Nutrition Services at Winona Health, talk with your primary healthcare provider or call 507.457.7670.

It’s fun. It’s free. RSVP for Healthy Kids Club!

Winona Health’s Healthy Kids Club University—Healthy U, a fun, free event for kids ages 6 to 11 and their parents, grandparents or guardians, will be Sunday, January 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Winona Middle School, 1570 Homer Road.

Registration is required, and the event is free. Children ages 6 to 11 are welcome to sign-up for two of the following activities:

Ski with Me – with staff from Ridgeway Community School

Learn the basic techniques of cross country skiing. It’s great exercise, great fun and a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors! Equipment will be provided. Be sure to bring warm clothes such as snow pants, warm coat, hat and gloves.

Zumbatomic® – with Jackie Goyette from Z Studio

It’s fast, it’s fun and it’s a blast specifically designed for kids! Join the dance party as you learn the fun, easy-to-follow steps in this latest workout craze.

“Gaga Pit” Ball – with staff from the Winona Family Y

Discover the thrill of this action-packed, competitive game that almost anyone can play. The game is played in an octagon or hexagon-shaped pit and the object is to get other players out by swatting a ball to hit them below the knee.

Action Packed Fun with Fruits & Veggies – with Heidi Ferris, Winona Health dietitian

Red light green light just got even better. Get moving while you learn about your reds, yellows and greens and then try Nutrition Twister to learn about the healthy “My Plate” guidelines.

Alex’s Food Adventures – with Alex Economy, Hy-Vee dietitian

Have you ever played with your food? Explore different fruits and vegetables, read a food-related children’s book, sample some healthy food and prepare a simple recipe.

Get Active with a Winona State University athletic team

Play a game with Winona State University athletes.

And for the grownups…

Healthy Kids Club – Healthy U includes programs for adults. While kids participate in fun, healthy activities, adults can attend presentations in the auditorium, adults have an opportunity to gain some insight about raising healthy children and the issues kids may face when they are at school. Attendees are welcome to bring questions. Presenters will be:

Emily Tracey, PA-C, a physician assistant with Winona Health Pediatrics will focus on

kids’ health.

Kevin Kearney, community liaison officer with the Winona Police Department, will provide information about bullying and tips for preventing it.

This Healthy Kids Club event is free, but registration is required as space is limited in the kids’ activities. RSVP by Thursday, January 17, online or call 507.457.4161.

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About Healthy Kids Club:

Healthy Kids Club is a collaborative effort between Winona Health and other area organizations designed to improve the health and well-being of children ages 6 to 11. To learn more about this event and Healthy Kids Club, visit winonahealth.org/HKC or call 507.457.4161.

Winter Healthy Kids Club 2012