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  • Obesity Prevention Center for Children & Youth, Inc Obesity Prevention Center for Children & Youth, Inc

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(42.1044,-71.0243)
 

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Mission Statement

Mission

Our mission is to reduce the high risk of heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension from children & youth who are at high risk of becoming obese and those who are already are.

Description

Services

  • Healthy Eating
  • Nutrition Education class
  • Serves healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Promote Healthy lifestyle
  • Tracking social eating habit
  • Gives certain limits to nutrition measurement
  • Exposure to fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and low fat dairy products
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Awareness Counseling
  • Group /Individual Session
  • Free physical fitness access
  • Physical & sport education
  • Emphasize daily exercise with supervision
  • Provides one to one fitness coach for children ages 6-11

Available Sports

  • Basketball
  • Volley ball
  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Dance
  • Walking
  • Running
  • Camping (summer time)
  • Guided Tour (summer time)

Assessment

  • Screening sessions daily for medical purposes
  • Monitor & plot BMI growth every week
  • Conduct surveys every 6 months to collect data on their weight and height
  • Set goals such as: Therapy, Medical, and weight

After School Program

  • Tutoring

Transportation

  • Provide free access to door to door transportation

Family Involvement

  • Provides one to one obesity counseling to parents
  • Family Counseling
  • Encourage parents to cook healthy food
  • Discourages parents to use food as reward
  • Show parents how to purchase healthy food
  • Working with parents to provide incentives for successful children
  • Educate parents about healthy eating, physical and sports activities

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