Healthy Living Program

RRFW wants young women to respect their bodies and have access to practices and tools that will help them maintain a healthy life – emotionally, mentally, and physically. Young women who feel healthy and are more in tune with what their body needs to function positively are more likely to feel confident in themselves. By fully understanding what it takes for them to create their own healthy living, young women get the chance to build a solid foundation for their growth and feel more secure in their decisions and actions. Young women who feel healthier and respect their bodies as fullyas possible are more likely to treat others with respect and lead confidently.

Proper Nutrients for Personal Growth

RRFW will work with young women to guarantee healthy living so that they may grow up with confidence and maintain a positive body image,while exercising control and will power. Working in alignment withMichelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign, Let’s Move, participants will learn nutrition and the benefits of an active lifestyle. Participants willl earn how to respect different eating requirements and dietary and activity choices made by others, while being encouraged to decide for themselves what their body wants and needs. Nutritionists, dieticians, and physical therapists/trainers will educate participants on the importance of a healthy balanced lifestyle, and help them pave a promising future.

Participants will also learn:

  • Balanced eating methods
  • How to be an educated consumer in grocery stores
  • The effects of media on persuading people to eat “junk food”
  • How to read and interpret the nutritional information on foodlabels
  • How to exercise safely and effectively – and have fun while doing it

Healthy Sexual Lifestyle Choice

RRFW wants to encourage young women to embrace their sexual identityas part of their whole selves, and work with each other to gain self respectand respect from peers as they begin to explore and understand theirsexuality. Sexual health is an important part of reproductive health, andparticipants will learn to see it as part of their overall, comprehensivewell-being. As this is often a very confusing—and even scary—period oflife, participants will work together to understand how to channel theirfeelings and thoughts in productive, healthy manners – such as throughconversations in a safe space, the arts, and writing. Participants will alsowork together on gaining the sexual confidence to consent or not, andto be respected sexually by others. With the help of sexual educationcounselors and Planned Parenthood representatives, participants willsupport and respect each other in feeling able to make safe and informedsexual decisions.

Participants will also learn:
  • Sexual behaviors and methods that prevent dangerous activities that can provoke Sexually Transmitted Infections and unwanted pregnancies
  • Forms of birth control, like barrier methods, hormonal methods, and abstinence
  • Sexual health hygiene
  • The differences between sexual preferences
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection risk factors, symptoms, preventionmethods, and treatment options
Water & Sanitation

RRFW will ensure that young women understand their water rights and responsibility to promote and practice good sanitation behaviors.  Participants will explore and understand the necessities of access to clean water and how to confidently advocate for it in their communities. Participants will also work together on gaining better hygiene habits and best practices that improve health and livelihood. With the help of water specialists, hygienists and medical professionals, participants will support each other in feeling able to make mature and well-educated decisions on them and their family’s hygiene.

Participants will also learn:
  • The importance of domestic chores being done cleanly and thoroughly
  • How to clean water affordably
  • The prevalence of water-borne diseases and prevention through hygiene
  • The importance of water in health and on earth
  • Why the water crisis exists and its impact on communities

Nutrition

RRFW will work with young women to guarantee healthy living so that they may grow up with confidence and maintain a positive body image, while exercising control and will power. Working in alignment with the UN MDGs and UN standards of nutritional requirements, participants will learn about necessary caloric consumption and the necessity for balanced diets. Participants will learn how to respect different eating requirements and different financial abilities that drive others’ eating abilities.  Nutritionists, dieticians, and physical therapists/trainers will educate participants on the importance of a healthy balanced lifestyle, and help them pave a promising future.

Partners will also learn:
  • Balanced eating methods
  • How to be an educated consumer in creating meals for families
  • The affects of media on persuading people to eat junk food
  • The different nutrients and benefits/disadvantages to locally available foods

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