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Healthy Kids Program

Let’s fight childhood obesity together!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity rates have nearly tripled in children and adolescents over the past 30 years. Kids who are overweight are at higher risk for early high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea and depression. This multi-week program teaches kids about the importance of developing healthy habits and healthy lifestyles.
 
Participants will learn how to make healthier food choices, become more physically active, understand their emotions, and plan and cook healthy meals. Best of all, they will learn how to make small changes that lead to big results and a lifetime of health and wellness!
 

Healthy Kids Program Dates

A new twist on the traditional Healthy Kids Program

This fall, we are excited to host our first Healthy Kids at Home Program. Join us virtually for five weeks to learn all about eating healthy, staying active, and developing lifelong healthy habits. Thanks to the generous donations to the Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center, this program is available at no cost to children ages 6 to 10 and their families.

Healthy Kids at Home is designed so you can follow along each week at your own pace. We will provide materials to each registered participant at the beginning of the five-week program. Weekly, two-way communication is built in to ensure a personalized and successful experience. Participants will be asked to engage with the program content at least once per week, and live sessions will be available during certain weeks. 

The fall 2020 session will begin on October 19 and run through November 19.
 

Registration Information

Registration for the fall 2020 session of Healthy Kids at Home is now closed. Please stay tuned for information regarding our next session in the spring. 

If you have any questions about the age limit and participation, or would like more information about Yuma Regional Medical Center’s Healthy Kids Program, call 928-336-7958 or e-mail [email protected].

This program is made possible thanks to the generous donations to the Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center. There is no cost to participate, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Explore Further

Our Healthy Kids in the Summer program is designed to help kids learn about healthy eating and activities here in the community. 

Check out our events calendar for a full listing of events, support groups and classes offered to the community.

The Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center also offers a wide variety of programs designed to promote the health and wellbeing.

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