Friday, July 29, 2011

Healthy You for Life classes in Suffolk

Children who weigh more than they should risk serious health problems, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and artery-damaging high cholesterol. If your child has difficulty maintaining a healthy weight, Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters and the YMCA can help.
"Healthy You" is the region's only weight management program designed specifically for young people. It includes individual assessments, a 10 week series of healthy lifestyle classes and an 8-week membership to the YMCA. Parents and children will have the opportunity to:
  • Learn the fundamentals of good nutrition and portion control
  • Kick-start a personal exercise program that is fun and motivating
  • Gain support and hope from other children and families with similar concerns
Suffolk 2011 classes -Youth Class (ages 8 - 12): Mondays & Thursdays, 9/26/11, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 W. Finney Ave, Suffolk
Teen Class (ages 13 and up) will be offered in the spring.
Call 668-7035 for registration material and fee information. Tuition assistance is available

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Take a look at this great resource from The National Academies Press.  This book outlines steps that local leaders can take to create healthy communities.