Smart, Active, Flexible, Eager (SAFE) Kids

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This new program offering, held in collaboration with Penn Medicine Princeton Health, aims to create a foundation for healthy habits, independence, and confidence.

Program Overview

Location

YWCA Princeton: 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, NJ 08540

Time

Monday – Friday 1pm – 4pm

Daily Activities

Kids Can Cook: Fresh From the Garden  (Day ONE)
Learn what local produce is in season and how you can turn it into a simple, flavorful meal without turning on the heat. Join a registered dietitian nutritionist for this interactive nutrition demonstration, and sample your creations afterward.

Kids Can Cook: Breakfast  (Day TWO)
A healthy, balanced breakfast is an important part of a child’s day. In this class, children will learn how to make simple and healthy breakfasts that can become part of their everyday routine. Join a registered dietitian nutritionist for an interactive hands-on cooking class that teaches children how to prepare healthy, simple recipes and enjoy an opportunity to sample the meals presented.

Kids Can Cook: Preparing After School Snacks  (Day THREE)
Kids will learn to make their own tasty, energy-boosting snacks and sample them at this fun-filled session led by a registered dietitian nutritionist.

Kids Can Cook: Fun Healthy Cooking  (Day FOUR)
This program will introduce your kids to healthy cooking. A registered dietitian nutritionist will demonstrate how to prepare simple, healthy meals, snacks, and drinks with an emphasis on reducing sugar and increasing intake of fruits and vegetables. This is a hands-on class, and the children can enjoy the finished product!

Kids Can Cook: Lunch (Day FIVE)
Children will learn how to make simple and healthy lunches that can become part of their everyday routine. Join a registered dietitian nutritionist for an interactive hands-on cooking class that teaches children how to prepare healthy, simple recipes and enjoy an opportunity to sample the meals presented.

Personal Empowerment Safety  – r.a.d.KIDS (one hour each day)
radKIDS®  is a national program designed to provide children with hope, options, and practical skills to recognize, avoid, and if necessary, escape violence and abuse.

This five-session, activity-based program  includes lectures, safety drills, muscle memory and physical defense techniques. Topics include:

  • Home, school and vehicle safety
  • Out-and-about safety
  •  Realistic defense against abduction
  •  Good/bad/unwanted touch
  •  Stranger tricks
  •  Self-realization of personal power

It Could Be Poison! (one hour one day)
Every year, between 2 to 4 million poisonings occur in the United States, according to the New Jersey Poison Control Center. Unintentional poisoning can be caused by over-the-counter, prescribed or illegally obtained pain medications and sedatives; antidepressants and other medications prescribed for various health conditions; drug and alcohol interactions; and even household cleaning products.

Learn more about:

• Identifying poisons

• How poisons can enter the body

• Dos and don’ts of using medications and household cleaners

• What to do if you suspect poisoning

Sun Safety (one hour one day)
Interactive discussion on the benefits and risks of the sun.  Learn how to protect yourself from risks.

First Link 911 and medical emergencies (one hour one day)
The American Heart Association terms the Chain of Survival  as providing  a useful metaphor for the elements of the ECC systems concept.The 5 links in the adult Chain of Survival are:• Immediate recognition of cardiac arrest and activation of the emergency response system• Early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with an emphasis on chest compressions• Rapid defibrillation• Effective advanced life support• Integrated post-cardiac arrest careA strong Chain of Survival can improve chances of survival and recovery for victims of heart attack, stroke and other emergencies. This station will teach the children how to recognize an emergency, review how to active EMS and how to perform the Heimlich maneuver on someone who is choking.

KIDS YOGA (one hour –two days)
Children will learn how to focus and center themselves with various breathing and visualization techniques. They will also learn self-respect and respect for others with the practice of fun and challenging poses, partner and group poses, lots of yoga games, breathing and basic anatomy.

Schedule

1 pm to 2:15 pm – r.a.d.KIDS – personal empowerment safety program for kids

 2:15 pm to 3 pm – kids yoga

3 pm to 4 pm –  kids can cook lunch

1 pm – 2:15 pm – r.a.d.KIDS – personal empowerment safety program for kids

2:15 pm to 3 pm – Sun Safety

3 pm to 4 pm –  kids can cook dinner

1 pm to 2:15 pm – r.a.d.KIDS – personal empowerment safety program for kids

2:15 pm to 3 pm – Is it poison? Interactive session for kids

 3 pm to 4 pm –  kids can cook breakfast

1 pm to 2:15 pm – r.a.d.KIDS – personal empowerment safety program for kids

2:15 pm to 3 pm – 911 and emergencies

3 pm to 4 pm –  kids can cook snacks

1 pm to 2:15 pm – r.a.d.KIDS – personal empowerment safety program for kids

2:15 pm to 3 pm – home alone program

3 pm to 4 pm –  kids can cook