Have a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving 
November Partner Spotlight
Community Learning Centers
Community Learning Centers (CLCs)
WECook Program = Food, Fitness, Fun

The CLCs are helping kids and families be healthier through the WeCook program, an interactive and hands-on approach to nutrition education for youth that also incorporates fitness.  WeCook helps kids learn to make healthy snack choices and prepare healthy meals.

Children involved in the WeCook classes are using their newfound skills to make their entire family healthier by hosting their parents and siblings monthly at Family Engagement Nights in their CLC, choosing the menu, preparing the food, and serving the meal.  Learn more.
November Partner Spotlight
LPS Wellness Program
   Lincoln Public Schools: Star Wars, Pokémon, Superheroes & Success

What do you get when you mix Star Wars, Pokémon, Superheroes and Wellness? Success and a whole lot of fun.  Lincoln Public Schools supports wellness for over 8,000 staff and 40,000+ students throughout the 60-location school system in Lincoln.

The LPS Wellness program finds fun and innovative ways to encourage kids to be active and eat healthy with their quarterly wellness challenges.  Learn more.
10 Health TV in November   
Michelle Welch, LPS Wellness District Coordinator shows you how to make delicious and healthy morning fare, like the "banana split" breakfast.

               Shape of the City
The November episode features: Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County talks about their youth programs; Tabitha Health Care Services talks about health aging and eldercare serevices: Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County provides some simple tips to healthier eating and keeping off extra pounds during the holiday season.

Find a comprehensive calendar of health, wellness, and fitness events in Lincoln on the  10 Health TV Calendar.
PHL President Honored
Bob Rauner Chosen by Nebraska Medical Society

CONGRATS to our President, Dr. Bob Rauner, chosen by the Nebraska Medical Association (NMA) as 2016 Physician Advocate of the Year!

The award celebrates an NMA member physician who advocates for the profession and for the improvement of public health in Nebraska.
Thriving Despite Adversity
Community Breastfeeding Educator Writes Book

Makayla Townsell survived a harrowing childhood to become a caring member of society.  Her book, Momma Do You Hear Me Cry, details her struggle. 
Makayla is a Community Breastfeeding Educator in North Omaha where she now helps women navigate their breastfeeding journeys. 

A collaborative effort between MilkWorks, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, and other community partners, the Community Breastfeeding Educator program provides peer to peer support for women  who share similar languages and/or cultures.  Learn more.
November Partner Event Highlights
Check out a few of the November happenings from some of our partners:
Community Health Endowment, Nov. 17th, 250 No. 21st, Ste. 2
Learn more about how our community is working to manage the effects of the prescription drug epidemic.
Community Crops   
Nov. 17, UN/L Morrill Hall, Science Cafe 
Farm to Table: Learn about  the power of eating local and the joys and challenges that go into growing your own food.
Farmer's Markets, Nov. 20, Antelope Park Pavilion
Holiday Harvest Market:  Local farmers and producers offer a festival of local food and late-season harvests, just right for the holidays.
Cooper YMCA Nov. 24, 6767 S. 14th Street
Turkey Trot: A fun, healthy, family-focused way to celebrate "turkey day". The race will kick off Thanksgiving morning. 

Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln (PHL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health, wellness, and fitness of our community. We collaborate with other organizations on joint projects to improve health by increasing physical fitness, promoting good nutrition, supporting breastfeeding, and improving cancer screening rates.
Our work includes improving health and wellness policies, conducting community level research, and evaluation of the success of local health initiatives. 
Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln
4600 Valley Road Ste. 250      Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone: (402) 430-9940      Fax: (402) 483-4802