Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Healthy Families America in the news.

Healthy Families America has come to Scotts Bluff, Morrill, and Box Butte counties in Nebraska courtesy of federal funding via the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The program is called Healthy Families America, Nebraska Panhandle, and it has received a nice write-up at the starherald.com here. Please do take a look, please enjoy an excerpt from the article below, and for more information about Healthy Families America please take a look at their website here.

"New is already benefiting from the program receiving guidance and support.

“I’m learning about being a good parent,” she said. “What to expect every week and how he (baby) is growing. We watch videos on the Internet learn about the growth of his bones, muscles and everything.”

"Nutrition is another tool New is learning, she said. How many servings she needs for good nutrition for her and her baby.

“It (education) has helped me stay active,” New said. “My sister was told not to exercise when she was pregnant, so I thought I shouldn’t, but Myrna said I should stay active unless my doctor tells me not too. I like being active and don’t like being in one place, I like to be outdoors and take walks.”

"New added that she has also learned more about finances. She has been buying a package of Pampers at least once a month.

“I’ve been saving some money so that when he comes I’ll be able to get whatever he needs,” she said. “I’m excited and happy to have someone there to call whenever I need them.”

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