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We Can!™ Calendar of Events

The We Can! calendar of events includes information about community events sponsored by We Can! community sites, as well as conferences and meetings that feature We Can! These events help communities and families learn more about We Can! and how to prevent childhood overweight.


Physical Activity & Earth Day Events at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
DATE: Various through April 2009
The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, a We Can! community site, is
helping to spread the word about the importance of healthy eating,
increased physical activity, and reduced sedentary or screen time by
offering several programs and fun activities for parents and youth during
the month of April.

April 1 Evening at Forsythe Owl Prowl
April 18 Earth Day Cleanup Friday
April 24 Campfire Sing-Along
April 25 Family Nature Walk
April 25 8-Mile Family Nature Hike

Make getting more physical activity a family project. Learn more about We
and how to prevent childhood obesity. Pre-registration is required -
please call (609) 748-1535 or 652-1665 for additional information and to

We Can!…Make Healthy CHOICES
DATE: April 13 - May 18
DETAILS: Hosted by We Can! community site and non-profit organization, C.H.O.I.C.E.S (Center Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully), Inc., this free six-week workshop is perfect for parents of kids ages 6-14 years old, and parents can bring their kids along! While parents learn fun tips on how to help their family make healthy choices, children can participate in a water aerobics class. The parent workshop will be led by the "Cooking with Lizzie" nutrition education team and features cooking demos for quick snacks and meals, fun incentives and materials, and ongoing activities that can involve the whole family in healthy eating and physical activity. Classes will be held Monday nights from 7:15 to 8:15 at the World of Kids - Swim Building, located at 103 Victoria North Court in Woodstock, Georgia. For more information and to register for the class, call (678) 819-3663 or go online:

We Can! Training at the Cherokee Nation Annual Conference
DATE: April 15-17
DETAILS: Approximately 200 representatives from Cherokee Nation grantee organizations, including schools and community-based organizations, as well as other tribal organizations, will receive a We Can! training at the Cherokee Nation Annual Conference, to be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The training will involve the National Institutes of Health, who will deliver the We Can! Parent Program training, as well as a representative from the Oklahoma Department of Health, who will train participants on CATCH Kids Club.

Turnoff Week
DATE: April 20-26
DETAILS: We Can! again joins the Center for SCREEN-TIME Awareness (CSTA) to raise public awareness about the impact of excessive screen time. Children and teens who spend more than a couple of hours a day on average in front of a TV, video, or computer screen are more likely to be overweight than their peers who limit their screen time. See a complete list of We Can! resources to help reduce screen time. For more information on how you can launch your own Turnoff Week activities in April, or during a second Turnoff Week planned for September 2009, visit the CSTA Web site at: or call (202) 333-9220. Mention that you are from a We Can! community site and receive a discount on bulk materials.


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