Healthy Ever After – Kids
Sponsored by Torrance Memorial's
Lundquist Lurie Cardiovascular Institute, and South Bay YMCA, Healthy Ever After – Kids is a fun and interactive
series of six meetings for overweight children, ages 9 to 12. While kids
are making new friends, a team of nutrition and fitness specialists teach
and encourage the participants to make choices for a healthier future.
Kids will learn the benefits of movement by using games, dance and strength
training, healthy eating habits, how to set lifestyle goals and how to
make changes in order to reach those goals. Parents learn too. A parent
or guardian attends all class meetings.
Meetings are held once a week and prior registration is required. Fitness
classes are free of charge and all material is provided by the instructor.
Torrance and South Bay YMCA
Healthy Ever After
Getting kids to eat their fruits and vegetables often ends up being a second
job for parents. With soda, candy and processed foods in cafeterias at
their disposal, it's no wonder children tend to pick pizza over spaghetti squash.
In order to help change these habits, a program called Healthy Ever After
was created for the
Torrance Unified School District by Torrance Memorial as part of the hospital's Community Benefit Program.
Funding is provided by the
Lundquist Lurie Cardiovascular Institute at Torrance Memorial.
The ultimate goal of the program is to teach kids about making the right
choices and enlighten them on healthy lifestyles.
Healthy Ever After began in the Torrance Unified School District in January
of 2012. The program has drawn in 5,600 students in Torrance from ten
local elementary schools with more to come.
For additional information and inquiries to join Healthy Ever After program
please call 310-517-4711.