HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) – Weight problems is a rising drawback we face on this nation, together with proper right here in central Nebraska. A brand new program is presently underway working to fight the problem within the Hastings neighborhood.
Constructing Wholesome Households is an weight problems remedy program with a give attention to bodily exercise, vitamin and making life-style modifications for the entire household.
As a part of this program the households go to a category the place the kids get to take part in enjoyable actions to get train with out making it really feel like a exercise, all whereas dad and mom be taught methods to attain their targets.
A number of organizations are coming collectively to assist households make Constructing Wholesome Households attainable.
This system is designed by the College of Nebraska-Kearney in partnership with the College of Nebraska Medical Heart, however a number of different native companions additionally got here collectively to place this program in motion.
“We did obtain the grant from the CDC, so, it’s type of numerous native companions, so not solely the “Y”, however Mary Lanning and the South Heartland District Well being Division and myself on the Nebraska Extension, so type of all coming collectively to show this long-term class,” mentioned Cami Wells, registered dietitian for the UNL Extension Workplace.
This system is presently working with their first household on the Alcott Elementary Faculty. The household is assembly for a 12 months to work towards a more healthy life-style.
Constructing Wholesome Households hopes so as to add much more households to this system this September.
Households who’re keen on signing up for this system can Click on Right here.
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