In fact, in the past month, I have set-up a table at Hardin Park for Kids Day put on by the Boys and Girls Club and one out at the Greene Valley Wellness Fair for employees. At both events, I passed out various Creation Health materials including books, bookmarks, dvds, brochures, coloring books and crayons.
I also had the privilege of speaking to the Greene County Partnership leadership council at Takoma last month, giving an overview of the 8 principle areas that affect our health and well-being....choice, rest, environment, activity, trust, interpersonal relationships, outlook and nutrition. Each attendee received a goody bag containing a Creation Health book and other treats.
And finally, I had the opportunity to speak to the Town of Greeneville employees at both Town Hall and Fire Hall this past week about the importance of keeping our mind and body active, encouraging them to strive for at least 1 hour of physical activity per day, as part of the 5210 initiative here in Greene County. We discussed easy ways to incorporate more activity into our daily routines and I gave them Creation Health books, water bottles and a handout of chair exercises that they can do at their desk at work.
I have partnered with the 5210 campaign because it is a perfect compliment to Creation Health, encouraging people to eat at least 5 fruits and veggies per day, participate in no more than 2 hours of recreational screen time per day, get at least 1 hour of physical activity per day and consume 0 sugary drinks each day. I frequently use the 5210 reminder and complimentary materials when I teach Creation Health, particularly when working with kids.
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|About the Author: Erin Franklin is the Creation Health Coordinator for Greene County, the Head Volleyball Coach at Greeneville High School and the Founder/Director at Worthy of the Prize Sports Ministries. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization, and her ebook find joy in the journey: how 12 women could face tomorrow just because He lives for inspiring stories of women who found overwhelming joy despite their circumstances. Erin is the wife of Aaron, the Minister of Music & Senior Adults at FBC Greeneville, and the momma of 2 sons, Anderson and EJ. Click here for full bio.|