As most of you know I am a member of the West Side YMCA's Young Professionals Committee. The Fit For All 5k is the Y's largest fundraiser, and it supports an important cause, to help prevent childhood obesity through nutrition education and fitness programs.
Please join me in supporting this great program!
Thank you in advance, Erin
YMCA of Greater New York wrote -
The Fit for All program is designed to address the NYC growing epidemic of childhood obesity. In a study of more than 600,000 students conducted during the 2007-2008 school year, more than 21% of NYC school age children were considered obese and another 19% were classified as overweight. Compared with children nationwide, NYC children are more likely to be obese or overweight (5.5% higher than the national average), and certain neighborhoods such as Harlem, where Grosvenor House Y is located, report that 48-49% of the children 6-12 years old are overweight or obese. There is a severe need for this program, which will incorporate physical activity and nutritional education into a program offered at our Y, in a fun and safe environment.