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First 5 looks toward health

First 5 Nevada County Children and Families First Commission had its regular meeting at the Empire Room of the Eric Rood Administration Center on Wednesday afternoon.

The high point of the meeting was a presentation of the community action plan report by Lindsay Dunckel, First 5 parent education and support coordinator.

In her presentation, Dunckel showed how children can be drawn toward a healthy diet, and made aware of its benefits. She showed simple means parents can use to attract children to healthy food they would otherwise not eat.



Her presentation also talked about how parents can engage children in activities, while they are busy themselves, so that children don’t get addicted to watching television.

First 5 Nevada County works to develop support for early childhood development. The commission offers grants to help community partners expand the amount and types of services that support development of children, especially during the first five years.




The commission also monitors children’s health issues in the County and engages in special projects that benefit children.

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To contact staff writer Soumitro Sen, e-mail soumitros @theunion.com or call 477-4229.


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