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Weight No Longer

October 7, 2011 - Carla Tracy

The YMCA is offering nutrition classes Thursday evenings, from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m., according to Sandra McGuinness, the coordinator for N-PAC: the Nutrition & Physical Activity Coalition of Maui County.

“It's called WEIGHT no longer!,” says McGuinness. “Topics will include portion control, realistic goal setting, emotional eating, food journaling and much more!”

The six week series is led by Michelle McMurtery, RD, and it's open to everyone — whether you are a YMCA member or not. Call Jean Sevilla at 242-9007 if you are interested. There is a nominal charge.

In addition, N-PAC recently went to the island of Lanai to kick off its Maui County training for after school staff last week.

“Because we need a fairly large group to participate in the games and sports, the children also participated,” says McGuinness.

“This was the first time Kaho`omiki has included kids in the training, and it worked beautifully! The children, most of them kindegardeners, were excellent participants! They handled the (plastic) knives well and made two healthy fruit burritos for snacks, and they loved the sports and dancing.”

“In fact, as the parents came to pick up the kids, they didn't want to leave, so many parents ended up staying until we finished the training! One boy, as he was leaving, said, ‘This was the best day EVER!’ I agree, it was a fabulous day!”


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