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ERIC Number: EJ996336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Wellness Works: A Collaborative Program for Youth and Adults in Rural Utah
Shirley, Lindsey; Roark, Mark F.; Lewis, Lisa
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v104 n3 p47-48 2012
Utah State University Cooperative Extension programming, provided through the historic land-grant system, is one method used to meet the needs of residents located in rural communities. Residents in a Central Utah county need Cooperative Extension programs to address the health and wellness of their rural community. According to the Utah Department of Health (2007), 20% to 25% of county residents are physically inactive, a rate that is higher than the average rate in Utah and nation. To address this issue, the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension Agent in the county developed Wellness Works, a health and wellness community program. Wellness Works promotes healthy living in youth and adults with an emphasis on physical activity and nutrition. The FCS Extension Agent offers nutrition and cooking classes, community walks and running competitions, community garden classes, dance classes, soccer lessons, karate, swimming, and other classes for adults and youth relating to health and wellness. Collaboration and partnerships through the Cooperative Extension and land-grant systems made Wellness Works possible.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah