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Walk Kansas 2021

Walk Kansas runs this year between March 28th and May 22.  Sign up continues at: https://www.walkkansasonline.org

Prizes and Awards

We have serval chances to win some fun motivation prizes throughout the event.  See the flier and BINGO board here.

   Don't forget to log your weekly BINGO board here: https://tinyurl.com/WKbingo

Sign Up: Team Captain

As a Team Captain you may sign up yourself and your entire team.  Before logging in, collect names and email addresses for all team members (4 to 6 people per team).  You will enter information for yourself and then will have the the means to enter the rest of your team.  See the entire Captain's Participant Guide for more help.  A fillable Registration Form or a Team Registration Form can be emailed or printed for your team members to make this easier.

Sign Up: Each Individual

All team members may sign up on their own.  If this method is used, ensure all team members include in the Notes the name of your team or name of the Team Captain they want to be with.  Admin will then assign team members together.  Individuals may also sign up for the Purple Power Solo Trail this year.  All the benefits of Walk Kansas, but only your own, personal progress.  See the entire Activity Guide for more information.  A Spanish Activity Guide is also available.

All logging must be done in the Walk Kansas system.  But stay current!  The system will only allow you to back-date your activity log so far.  Logging routinely helps encourage our new walking habit.

Appearal orders look different this year due to COVID-19 distribution concerns.  All orders must be placed through the WalkKansasOnline.org site (Shop) and will be shipped direct to you through the K-State Bookstore.  Our local office will no longer have appearal.  (However, we will have a few samples in the windows soon if you want to come see.)

Have fun, be safe, and walk on!

Upcoming Wallet Wisdom Webinar Series

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The Family Resource Management Program Focus Team is hosting a six-part webinar series over money management topics on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom.

  • April 22 – A Financial Checkup – A regular check of financial health can identify problems, chart progress, and outline steps to achieve financial goals.

  • April 29 – Emotions and Money – Your relationship with money can be based on years of emotion. Learn more to better understand your financial habits.
  • May 6 – Spending Plans – A spending plan can track your income and expenses and support you as you manage your money and work toward your goals.
  • May 13 – Increasing Savings – We save for many reasons, including emergencies, insurance deductibles, retirement, and more. Learn ways to increase your savings.
  • May 20 – Debt Management – Especially in our current economy, debt can get out of control. Join us to learn ways to manage and pay down your debt.
  • May 27 – All about Credit – From credit reports to credit scores, credit can affect many areas of your life. Learn to make credit work for you.

Participants may attend one or as many sessions as they would like to. Sessions will be recorded.

More details and registration is available online at https://bit.ly/walletwisdom2021

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Kiss, dekiss@ksu.edu; Gary Fike, gfike@rileycountyks.gov; Debra Wood, dwood@ksu.edu; or Monica Thayer, mthayer@ksu.edu.

Dining with Diabetes

DWD

Dining with Diabetes is a K-State Research and Extension health and wellness program that consist of a series of four classes that includes learning, demonstrations, physical activity and tasting healthy foods. The program's focus is to help individuals learn strategies to lessen the health risks of diabetes.

Program Objectives

  • Increase knowledge about healthy foods
  • Present healthy versions of familiar foods and taste testing of recipes
  • Demonstrate new cooking techniques
  • Provide basic information regarding diabetes and nutrition
  • Provide opportunities for sharing and learning from one another and from diabetes health professionals

Program Description

Dining with Diabetes is a national extension program provided to Kansans by K-State Research and Extension Family and Consumer Sciences professionals and community health partners. The program is a series of four 2-hour classes that are held once a week. Classes consist of a presentation on diabetes self-care or healthful food choices; a five to ten minute low-impact physical activity; presentations on tasty, healthy familiar foods, sampling foods, and demonstrations of cooking techniques using artificial sweeteners, reduced-fat foods, herbs, and spices. 

An new on-line, self-paced class is available! 

Register: https://bit.ly/38pJyn6

Links

Diabetes & Prediabetes - CDC
Eating Well with Diabetes
Kansas Diabetes Facts, May 2016
Kansas Department of Health & Environment
Diabetes Infographic