Parents have a lot of responsibility. Mainly, keep the kid alive. Next, try to raise a decent human being. And the messages about media and tech start almost from the moment they’re born: TV will rot your kid’s brain! Video games are evil! Kids don’t know how to have conversations anymore! It all boils down to the idea that too much media and tech will ruin your kid — or make them fat, dumb, and mean. But obviously, that’s an oversimplification. The truth is more complicated — and a lot less scary.
Here we break down the scariest media and tech rumors and give you some solid research and simple, no-stress advice.
Christina Whatley LeVert, a Registered Dietitian and Regional Extension Agent, is now based out of our Bibb County Extension Office. Christina covers programs in the areas of human nutrition, diet and health.
Christina is a Bibb County native and currently resides in Brent with her husband, Heath. They have two children, Maddox and Ellie.
Christina has a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Alabama. She can be reached by calling 205.926.4310 or by email at Christina.Levert@auburn.edu.
Child Abuse Prevention T-Shirt Fundraiser
Help support and prepare for the upcoming Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. The Central Alabama Regional Child Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization providing a safe, child-friendly location for conducting forensic interviews of abused children. To place an order for T-Shirts call 205-926-4310 or stop by the Bibb County Extension Office. Deadline March 7 to place t-shirt order.
For information see Flyer
Thursday, March 1 – 9:00am – Hosted by Alabama Scenic River Trail
Location – Bibb County Chamber of Commerce, 835 Walnut Street, Centreville, AL 35042
Thursday, April 5 – 9:00am – Hosted by First US Bank
Location – First US Bank, 20041 US-11, Woodstock, AL 35188
Thursday, May 3 – 9:00am – Hosted by Brent Senior Center
In Honor of Senior Citizen Month
Location – Brent Senior Center, 10445 AL-5, Brent, AL 35034
BIBB MEDICAL CENTER NEWS
On Thursday, March 15 – 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Bibb Medical Center will host a FREE “Cooking Through Cancer” at the Congregate Housing – Cahaba Trace Senior Living with the Bibb County Cancer Support Group. Bring your apron to learn how to Cook for a healthier life. Eating the right kinds of foods before, during, and after cancer treatment can help the patient feel better and stay stronger. Cook and enjoy an appetizer, dinner and dessert. Spaces are limited to 20 participants. Contact Jami Carlee to register at (205) 926-3292.
Kids and Kin is a FREE statewide program to provide support and assistance for grandchildren, aunts, uncles, and other siblings who provide child care for their relative’s children. KIDS AND KIN BIBB COUNTY meets on Thursdays 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Brent-Centreville Public Library.
Click Here for upcoming 2018 January – March events. See FLYER
Bibb County Food Banks
Emergency temporary food assistance located in Brent and Centreville
¨ Cahaba Medical Care Community Center
205.926.2992 (Tuesdays and Thursday 8:30AM-12Noon)
¨ Compassion & Hope Food Basket
Rev. John Skinner 205.926.1719 www.compassionandhopefoodbasket.com
¨ First Baptist Church Pantry, West Blocton, AL
¨ Lillie Star Baptist Church
Joann Craighead 205.552.2911 Elaine Jones 205.535.0421
¨ West AL Community Services-Bibb County Office
Joann Craighead 205.552.2911
Walk with Woodstock Mayor Jeff Dodson, Brent Mayor Dennis Stripling, West Blocton Mayor Daniel Sims and Centreville Mayor Terry Morton to kick off challenge
Event Sponsored by Bibb County Extension, Bibb Medical Center, Cahaba Medical Care
There will be a KIDS FUN RUN and KIDS OLYMPICS
The Mayors’ 100 Mile Challenge END DATE is August 6, 2018
For More Information Contact: Christina LeVert
Christina.LeVert@auburn.edu or 205-926-4310
Hope to see you at the Kick-off on Saturday, April 28th!