Head Start teams up with U of A Extension program

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Recently, two Superior Head Start staff members, Teacher-PIC Teresita Martinez-Olmos and Site Manager Hilda Cardenas completed the University of Arizona (U. of A.) Extension Food Nutrition Education Program. Joining them were relatives of some of the students, Minnie Apodoca, a parent, and Rosie Martinez and Mabel Cox, grandparents.

. Each month, Esmeralda Castillo, Home Living Assistant and Candy Rodriquez presented information and activities, and, provided free samples of nutritious snacks, such as vanilla yogurt with fruit and granola or hot air popped popcorn with ranch seasoning, during the training session at Superior Head Start LPC meetings.

The participants were asked to complete a pre and post survey. Participants answered questions about food and nutrition during the program. One activity included the Head Start students, along with grandparents and parents exercising with a ball inside the Head Start classroom. It provided exercise, fun and laughter throughout the activity.

Each month participants were given information concerning nutrition, smart food shopping & exercise ideas for healthy living. The participants who completed the course were each presented a certificate along with a “sandwich” box food container gift. Head Start is a grant funded program under the Department of Health and Human Services.

Staff (4294 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Third Trip to State Semis is Super(ior)

    November 13th, 2017
    by

      The Superior football team reached the 1A State Championship Semifinal game for the third-consecutive year and the third time […]


    In Your Biz: Triplett Mountain Communications

    November 13th, 2017
    by

    How we communicate has changes over the years. Many will still remember a party line phone system, and some may […]


    Superior Police Report – Nov. 8, 2017

    November 13th, 2017
    by

      According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into […]


    Pastor’s Corner: Trust and Hope in the Lord

    November 13th, 2017
    by

    In Psalm 20:7 we read these wise words: “Some trust in chariots and some trust in horses, but we trust […]


  • Additional Stories

    Free children’s books at November’s Second Friday in Superior

    November 6th, 2017
    by

      November is a great time to “fall” in love with a new book- especially when it’s free! Since the […]


    Superior Police Report – Oct. 25, 2017

    October 30th, 2017
    by

      According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into […]


    Superior Postmaster to retire this week

    October 30th, 2017
    by

      After 26 years of public service to the United States Postal Service, Superior Postmaster Michael Roderick will be retiring, […]


    In Your Biz: Superior Skincare

    October 30th, 2017
    by

    Tucked away inside of Sole to Soul Awakenings on Magma Avenue is “The Nest” as owner Jill Albertson describes it.  […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger