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Dallas Youth Fighting Childhood Obesity

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Dallas Youth Fighting Childhood Obesity

As the result of a generous grant from the Aetna Foundation, the Community Youth Development Program youth actively work at getting fit. Monthly, we measure and weigh participants, record their Body Mass Index, monitoring their progress throughout the year. We currently track 264 children; 56 percent rank as overweight. We share exercise tips on how to exercise without knowing it, like dancing and playing interactive video games. We also teach healthy eating habits. Children enjoy the work and get healthier in the process. For more information on the program, contact Jacqueline West at
jwest@ccgd.org.  For information on programs that help kids get active and avoid obesity, contact 2-1-1.


Posted On: 01/28/13
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