Today has been busy, which is good! I have been working on the “Eat Healthy, Be Active” workshop from home on my computer. The website I posted last time has LOTS of information and content material regarding this program.
Michelle Hewitt from MWR has agreed to host the workshop in mid-March but has requested that we target the program toward youth and that we don’t contradict the information in other existing programs (NOFFS & MISSION NUTRITION). While this is very exciting, I will be busy for a while reading the instructor guide for each workshop (there are 6) and each contains about 30 pages of information! It’s important as an instructor that you read all the material before teaching. Today, I have read the Front Matter which includes: Introduction to workshops, supplies, and tips for workshop facilitators. There’s also a handout for each workshop (6 total) and so today I start with 1, called “Enjoy Healthy Food That Tastes Great”. I began to read the instructor manual as well. Lots of homework! Good thing the material is interesting! 🙂
I am learning more and more on program development and gathering resources. I’ve done LOTS of emailing with professionals in the field and learning the importance of both the content/information in the email as well as your choice of words.
I have a couple more confirmations for participants in the Family Fun & Fitness event. I learned after writing that email how important it is to provide past populations at the event and how much attraction they get. That is very important to the vendors and determines their attendance and participation to events.
By networking with so many different people and organizations, it makes me excited to one day be a health professional. I feel that this internship experience, along with my college courses, has already prepared me and made an impact on my future career. The potential for success is definitely there! I also enjoy what I do. Working on the “Eat healthy, be active” workshop is something I have a passion for and also feel comfortable teaching on.
Here is a link to a video that goes along with Workshop 1 that I read today. Enjoy!
Daily hours: 8
Total hours: 163