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“Living Well in Wendell” Series Hosted by Parks and Rec

Wendell logo 2Wendell Parks and Recreation and Vardy HPC announced a new monthly program that will be hosted at the Wendell Community Center: “Living Well in Wendell.” The free program is geared to assist and encourage everyone in the community to live a healthy lifestyle through good eating habits and exercise.  

Each program will last one hour and will be filled with 1) exercise, 2) how to eat healthy and 3) how to make sure your household can live healthier under one roof.  The classes are one night a month on Thursday’s from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Each class will be taught by instructors from Vardy HPC.  Instructors for the 12 classes are:  Dr. Mark Vardy DC, CCSP, Jennifer Broughton, Lauren Peper and Daniel Robertson.  Each of them have several years of personal training experience and are excited to teach Wendell residents how to live healthy in Wendell.  All are invited to this family-friendly program. 

  • April 24:  What is healthy eating? How do I begin?
  • May 29:    Eating healthy on a budget.  “YES it is possible”
  • June 26:  Creating a healthy garden of your own.
  • July 31:  Clean eating and cooking demonstration
  • August 28:  Breakfast on the run.  10 meals in 10 minutes.
  • September 25:  Kicking  it up with homemade salsa.
  • October 30:   Nutrition for students/athletes.  Top 10 foods to avoid.
  • November 20:  Nutritional myth busters.
  • December 18: How to read nutritional labels.
  • January 29:  Exploring ALL food options in Wendell.
  • February 26: At home fitness for the whole family.
  • March 27:  Anti-inflammatory nutrition/brain food.


Contact Kelley Connolly at Wendell Parks and Recreation with any questions, 919-366-2266.

activity map coverFarmers’ Market and Places to Be Active in Eastern Wake

The Wendell Farmers’ Market, open Saturdays from 8 am -12 noon May 10-October 25, 2014, also offers education about healthy eating and lots of opportunities to purchase locally grown healthy produce, and other local foods. The market accepts EBT/SNAP (food stamp) benefits and has a $5 Market Match incentive for EBT cardholders while funds last. This year the market will launch its Get Fit Kids program as well, such as Super Hero Training, hoop dancing, yoga, fitness blender and more.

Last fall, AHA’s Eastern Wake Work Group completed a handy resource, Get Moving in Eastern Wake (English and Spanish),  for residents in Wendell, Knightdale and Zebulon. This map highlights the many free and low-cost places for physical activity in Eastern Wake County.

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