The Roanoke Rapids Park and Recreation Department taught the basics of nutrition to 4- to 6- year-olds in its FLIP (Fun for Little Interested People) camp. Staff involved the children in arts and crafts programs that helped them to learn about different foods and identify healthy choices. The camp ran for 8 weeks at Manning Elementary School.
In the department's aquacise program for seniors, members met three times a week to practice a type of water aerobics accompanied by music. The department's popular adult aquacise program gained an added benefit when participants received heart-healthy education materials from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to help improve their eating habits and increase their physical activity.