of healthy summer meals served to children in the community by nearly 35 percent. Although funded by the grant, LPRD does not see the end of summer as a stopping point but plans to integrate nutrition education into more programming. Participating in the Serving Kansas Communities program has laid a foundation for the community's continued commitment to fighting obesity and promoting active lifestyles. In cooperation with the K-State Research and Extension Office of Douglas County, which provided food models and programming guidance over the course of the summer, LPRD now plans to use the OrganWise Guys curriculum year-round. To learn more about the Serving Kansas Communities program and read additional success stories, please visit http://www.nrpa.org/upload edFiles/nrpaorg/Grants_and_Part ners/Recreation_and_Health/Re sources/Case_Studies/FINAL%20 NRPA-KHF%20Case%20StudyWeb.pdf. Lessons Learned from Lawrence t At the close of the Serving Kansas Communities program, the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department emphasized the need to be creative in how program coordinators present educational materials. It is important to keep lessons interesting for all kids. Consider giving your older campers more responsibility and allowing them to help with presenting materials. This allows the older campers to become role models for the younger campers. t LPRD attributes much of their success to a knowledgeable and motivated staff. It is crucial to find individuals who have a strong background with and enthusiasm for the material. Design with Water Odyssey™ and get unique aquatic play facilities that will bring families together. Bright colors, interaction, and multiple water effects attract while long-lasting components keep your facilities alive for years to come. Fun Forms™ÛÝÛ@fl]j[`Yf_]YZd]Û:gehgf]flkÛÝÛNaj]d]kkÛ8[lanYlagfÛÛ CgoÛNYl]jÛ:gfkmehlagfÛFhlagfkÛÝÛ:mklgeÛ:YhYZadala]k Contact Us: 512.392.1155 | www.waterodyssey.com 28 Parks & Recreation | J U LY 2 0 1 3 | W W W. N R PA . O R G t Trying to change habits takes more than a summer, but this has proved to be a program that can help make strides in the community's overall physical activity and nutrition. Thus, LPRD will continue to promote the materials on a year-round basis and certainly in next year's summer programs. Hayley Jackson is NRPA's Research Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org).