Regional Medical Center and Parents as Teachers are excited to share that one of their Parent Educators was recently honored at the 2018 Iowa Governor’s Conference on Public Health in Des Moines as a leader in nutrition and physical activity. Morgan Neuhaus received the Emerging Nutrition and Physical Activity Leader award.
Honorees emulate the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion vision of “an Iowa where healthy living is accessible, valued and supported by all.” The winners must strive to make the bureau’s mission a reality by “ensuring that Iowans have the opportunity to live a healthy lifestyle by providing education and resources, building partnerships and supporting communities.”
Neuhaus has been with Regional Medical Center since July 2008. Neuhaus created, organizes and leads Manchester Regional Medical Center’s Parents As Teachers family play groups. Play groups help educate parents about how they influence their children and the importance of healthy choices, including living an active lifestyle. This includes providing education on serving and cooking fruits and vegetables, physical activity, alternatives to screen time, sleep, and community resources.
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