Students across Kewaunee County are spending their summer break learning about health and wellness in a new summer school initiative being led by the Kewaunee County Public Health Department.
Nearly 100 students in grades 5-8 in the school districts of Algoma, Kewaunee and Luxemburg-Casco are being taught that choosing healthy foods can be fun through cooking classes. They’re also learning how to be a leader as a babysitter and how to handle emergency situations when home alone.
“We’re not just teaching the kids, we’re teaching the community through the kids,” said Anna Westmark, Community Health Educator, Kewaunee County Public Health Department. “The kids go home after we teach them something and they tell us that they taught their parents.”
The Kewaunee County Public Health Department has also teamed up with St. John’s Lutheran Church for its “Day Camp for Kids” from July 29 to Aug. 2 to teach approximately 30 students in grades 1-6 the benefits of physical activity.