2018 Kid Fit Challenge
Making wellness fit by making wellness fun.
Fight childhood obesity with diet and exercise.
Kid Fit Challenge is a comprehensive eight-week wellness program designed
for children ages 8 through 12 to combat the obesity trend in our local
Health concerns associated with being overweight.
Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic throughout the United States and
in coastal Georgia. Experts estimate as many as 30 percent of children
and adolescents are overweight or obese. A dramatic increase in diabetes,
hypertension, and other diseases related to this condition is an unfortunate
consequence of the obesity epidemic.
A number of factors contribute to this significant health issue, including
environmental, socioeconomic and dietary patterns and a lack of physical
activity. With many hours of “screen time” in front of a TV
or computer each day, a lack of safe areas to play and super-sized food
portions, more and more children lead an unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle.
Make living healthy part of your child's lifestyle.
Kid Fit Challenge includes nutrition education provided by a Health System
registered dietitian, presentations on a variety of wellness topics, fitness
center passes to the YMCA and The Club, wellness information for the entire
family, prizes and fun exercises.
By incorporating functional, child-appropriate education and exercise,
Kid Fit Challenge encourages participants to develop both physically and
mentally. The program enhances each participant’s self-esteem and
confidence as the children successfully complete exercise goals and increase
their overall strength, flexibility, agility and aerobic capacity. At
the end of the eight week program, participants will be equipped to make
better wellness choices and lead a more active, healthier life.
Registration and cost
While there is no cost to participate in the Kid Fit Challenge, an application
is required. A downloadable application can be found below. To request
a hard copy of the application, please contact Health Promotion &
Space is limited! The application deadline is Friday, Friday, Februay 23,
2018. Completed applications can be dropped off at the Dick Mitchell Health
Information Center on the Health System’s Brunswick Campus, emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 912-466-5156.
Session duration and location
Kid Fit Challenge is held weekly on Saturdays, March 3-April 28, 2018,*
at BodyworX Studio 912, located at 124 Chapel Crossing Road, Brunswick.
Participants are required to attend at least six of the eight sessions.
- Week 1 – Uncover Your Inner Superhero: March 3, 2018 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
- Week 2 – Fitness is Fun: March 10, 2018, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
- Week 3 – Mission Nutrition: March 17, 2018, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
- Week 4 – The Power of Water: March 24, 2018, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
- Week 5 – Make Family Time Active Time: April 7, 2018, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
- Week 6 – The Great Outdoors: April 14, 2018, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
- Week 7 – Get Your Sleep: April 21, 2018, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
- Week 8 – Final Assessments/Awards Celebration: April 28, 2018, 10:45
*There will not be a session on Saturday, March 31.
Raising Fit Kids
Healthy Partners, Winter 2016
Want to learn more about the Kid Fit Challenge and how this program has
impacted the local community? Read our featured article in the Winter
2016 issue of Healthy Partners!
Raising Fit Kids - Healthy Partners, Winter 2016
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