Healthy Living Programs

A healthy lifestyle is key to a healthy family. We offer help with health care questions and health education opportunities.

Please call Peter at 970-221-1615 ext 5319 to find out class dates, times and to register.

C.A.T.C.H. (Coordinated Approach to Child Health)

Our C.A.T.C.H. program brings together partner organizations, families, and community members to teach children how to be develop life-long healthy habits. The Family Center has partnered with Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park, the Healthy Kids Club, CanDo, The Atzlan Center, the Poudre Library, and the Poudre School District in order to offer this 4-week program at two locations during the summer.

Community Garden

Our community garden, a partnership with The Growing Project, is family-friendly, volunteer-driven, free, and open to all community members. We grow a variety of organic vegetables and herbs that volunteers take home in exchange for their time, and what is left over is utilized by our center’s nutrition coordinator to create delicious, fresh meals and snacks for the children in our center. We also work alongside our Early Childhood 3-5 year old classrooms and after school Youth Program to provide hands-on programming where kids can learn, play, eat, and grow right alongside the vegetables they themselves have planted.

Health Screenings

The following screenings are offered throughout the year at The Family Center / La Familia to ensure healthy development in the children we work with:

Vision

Hearing

Dental

Milestone Assessments

Ages & Stages Questionnaire

Ages & Stages Questionnaire: Social / Emotional

Cooking Matters for Adults, Teens and Kids

The Family Center is a satellite site for Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters. Cooking Matters is a groundbreaking nutrition education program that helps families help themselves by teaching them how to prepare delicious, nutritious, and family-friendly meals at low-cost. Professional chefs and nutritionists volunteer their time and expertise to lead hands-on courses, instructing adults, teens, and kids on how to get the most nutrition out of a limited budget.