What is September?

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!

One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for kids to eat healthier and get more active.

Make a difference for kids: Spread the word about strategies for preventing childhood obesity and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.

Read more at: http://healthfinder.gov/NHO/Septembertoolkit.aspx

Evidence Based Childhood Obesity Program at the YMCA

The YMCA of the USA has just added an evidenced childhood obesity program that involves the child with BMI in the 95%  and the parent.  It also includes the evidenced based activity curriculum CATCH.  Nashville was selected as 1 of 5 YMCAs in the country to pilot the operational elements of the program and will be scaling this statewide after the pilot.  For now we are looking for 60 kids and their families to recruit for the pilot and the locations will be at our North Nashville location and East Nashville location.  The cost is covered by the Y and is very similar to the YMCAs DPP model.  The program is called“Healthy Weight and your Child”.  If you know of families that would qualify for this program, contact Ted Cornelius (tcornelius@ymcamidtn.org).  Classes will begin September 28th
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