Nearly 100 students in grades five through eight in the Algoma, Kewaunee and Luxemburg-Casco school districts are learning about health and wellness through a new summer-school initiative led by the Kewaunee County Public Health Department.
They’re learning through cooking classes that choosing healthful foods can be fun, and they’re learning how to be leaders as babysitters and how to handle emergency situations when they’re home alone.
“We’re not just teaching the kids,” said Anna Westmark, community health educator for the Kewaunee County Public Health Department. “We’re teaching the community through the kids. The kids go home after we teach them something, and they tell us that they taught their parents.”
The health department has also teamed up with St. John’s Lutheran Church for its Day Camp for Kids, July 29 through Aug. 2, to teach about 30 students in grades one through six about the benefits of physical activity.