Skip to content

HeadsUP: A day of food, fun and fitness for middle schoolers

July 8, 2024 | By Emilie Jacques

In collaboration with UP Health System - Portage, Copper Shores Community Health Foundation will be hosting HeadsUP, an exciting day of food, fun and fitness designed specifically for students entering 6th-8th grade. HeadsUp takes place on Tuesday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Quincy Green in Hancock.

HeadsUP 1x1Copper Shores Community Health Educator Meghan Jaszczak, RD, is joining UP Health System - Portage Community Health Coordinator Angela Luskin to lead healthful, engaging activities and games designed to inspire and educate young minds. HeadsUP has something for everyone. Participants can expect a diverse array of activities centered around healthy eating, movement, mindfulness, mental well being and art. 

Space is limited, so parents and guardians are encouraged to register their children early and secure a spot online. There is no cost to attendees, and the event is open to students from any school system, including home schooled students. Lunch will be provided for free by Copper Shores Meals on Wheels, ensuring all participants are fueled for a day of active learning.

All young minds are encouraged to learn and build healthy habits. Throughout the day, participants will gain practical skills and insights into fostering healthy habits through hands-on activities, including games, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, and more.

To learn more about Copper Shores efforts to support health living in the Copper Country, visit To join HeadsUP, reserve a free spot online, space is limited. Learn more about UP Health System - Portage at

Emilie Jacques

Emilie Jacques

"I graduated from Michigan Tech with a B.S. in Psychology, a minor in Communication Studies, and a minor in Media Production. I love the outdoors and DnD." You can reach Emilie at