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Healthy Kids Program

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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 Kohl's Cares 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 Kohl’s Cares, 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 on Tuesday February 6, 2018. Classes will be held from 6:00pm – 7:30pm in various locations. More information will be given upon registration.

  • Week 1: Tuesday, February 6
  • Week 2: Tuesday, February 13
  • Week 3: Tuesday, February 20
  • Week 4: Tuesday, February 27
  • Week 5: Tuesday, March 6
  • Week 6 : Tuesday, March 13

How to enroll your child in the Healthy Kids program:

For more information about Yuma Regional Medical Center’s Healthy Kids Program, call 928-336-7958 or e-mail yrmcwellness@yumaregional.org.

Explore Further

Our Healthy Kids in the Kitchen cooking class is a summer program that’s designed to help kids prepare and cook healthy recipes and learn about nutrition.

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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