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. Yuma Regional Medical Center has developed the Healthy Kids Program and has partnered with Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation to sponsor this six-week program that teaches kids healthy habits that will lead to a lifetime of health and wellness.
Who qualifies to participate in Healthy Kids?
This fun, educational program is open to kids ages 8-12. Each six-week session is limited to 20 kids (and their parents or guardians).
How will my child benefit by participating in Healthy Kids?
Your child will learn how to make healthier food choices at home, at the grocery store and when eating out; improve their self-esteem, understand their emotions, become more physically active and plan and cook healthy meals. Best of all, in just six short weeks, they'll learn how to make small changes that lead to big results and a lifetime of health and wellness! They’ll also participate in fun activities such as kickboxing, an obstacle course and a cooking class.
How often does the Healthy Kids program meet?
The group meets once a week for the six weeks. All sessions are scheduled on weekday evenings and last 60-90 minutes.
Is there any cost to participate?
There is no cost to participate in this program thanks to the generous support of Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation, a community giving program that supports kids’ health and education.
When does the next Healthy Kids program start?
The next session of Healthy Kids is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2019.
For more information about Yuma Regional Medical Center’s Healthy Kids Program, call 928-336-7958 or e-mail email@example.com.