Page 4 - May 2014 - The Chehalis Tribal Newsletter
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Tribal Health and Wellness News Children Learn About the Joy of Gardening SPIPA Colon Health Program Presents the Fourth Annual “The Shining Light” Walk to Prevention at the Shoalwater Bay Tribe Saturday, June 14 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM For any information on the SPIPA Colon Health Program please call Trisha Shipp Chehalis Patient Navigator The kids at Head Start are participating in their own gardening project sponsored by the Community at 360-709-1742 Transformation Grant (CTG) and the Diabetes Prevention or Bobbie Bush, SPIPA Program Coordinator, Grant. at 360-462-3235. The kids were given 15 Cherry Tomato plants, containers, tomato cages and soil for the gardening project. They 2014 Breast Cancer planted one plant per container, adding the soil with “scooping” bowls, trowels or just their hands. The tomato “cage” was set up in each pot to protect and support the Awareness Walk tomato plants. The children are tending to their plants by watering and setting them outside when it is sunny and warm. Saturday, October 18 In one classroom, the kids are even measuring the height of each plant to see how much they grow each week. Hosted by: Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe After 2 weeks of the project, the tomato plants are already “putting on blooms.” With the care and special attention Please be advised and mark your the kids will have cherry tomatoes to enjoy with their calendars for the 2014 Breast lunches or snacks before school is out for the summer. Cancer Awareness Walk. The This planting experience will help these kids understand where the cherry tomatoes come from and they even Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe is might be more willing to taste one—because they grew it. hosting the Walk this year. SPIPA’s Native Women’s Wellness Program WIC Program USDA Food Thursday, June 5 Thursday June 19 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM Pick up is at the Community Center Assistance Available at the Wellness Center The WIC Program will be handing out from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Every Other Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM June, July, and August Vouchers. For James Craig, SPIPA Tribal Assister Program more information contact For more information contact Lynn or Shirley at To set up appointments contact the Clinic at Deb Shortman at 306-709-1689 360-438-4216 360-273-5504 Page 4   
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