Capital BlueCross

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We Can! Energize Our Families

Through funding from Capital BlueCross, the center launched Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition! (We Can!) Energize Our Families, a national education program from the National Institutes of Health to prevent obesity among youth ages 8-13.

During this six-session program held in 2013, we offered dynamic activities for parents/caregivers to discover ways in which they can achieve a healthy weight for their family members. These fun, hands-on sessions demonstrated essential skills that encouraged making healthy food choices, becoming more physically active and reducing recreational screen time.

Additionally, youth participated in a weekly one-hour session with a professional trainer to showcase and teach childhood physical activities. These sessions involved demonstrations of simple and fun physical activities that can be done at home to reduce sedentary time.

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