Kansas State University Physical Activity & Nutrition Clinical Research Consortium
We are a team of students and faculty at Kansas State University’s Physical Activity & Clinical Research Consortium, who are working on various projects to promote wellness within Girl Scout Troop settings. We aim to promote health and wellness in Girl Scout programs through research, education, and outreach.
Current partner programs are listed below.
Girl Scout Troop Leader Wellness Training
Daisy Brownie Junior Cadette Senior Ambassador Adult
Exact dates TBD; one event in October, one event in April
Location: Kansas State University’s Physical Activity & Nutrition Clinical Research Consortium Lafene Student Health Center 1105 Sunset Ave. Manhattan, KS 66502
Our GS Wellness team works with Girl Scouts troop leaders to set and work towards achieving wellness goals in five categories of health promotion. The categories our wellness team identified are: 1) increasing physical activity during troop meetings; 2) limiting the amount of time spent sitting; 3) offering more fruits and vegetables as snack options; 4) having water available as a beverage during meetings; and 5) promoting non-digital connections among the girls. For the fall and spring Troop Leader Training program, we will be offering a training on how to set goals for the five categories of wellness, discuss why the goals are important for young girls, as well as give examples on how to implement the goals into troop meetings. After the training session is delivered, leaders will get a chance to learn a few physical activity games to use at their meetings, and have time to create some fun, and healthy snacks!
Cost Per Girl: N/A
Cost Per Adult: N/A
Registration Requirements: All girls participating as a Girl Scout in this activity must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) are allowed to participate in this activity supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For questions, please contact Dr. Ric Rosenkranz at email@example.com or 785-532-5508