The American Academy of Pediatrics California Chapter 2 (AAP-CA2) and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Nurses Act to Prevent Obesity (SNAPO) have partnered battle obesity in our community by launching a new program called Fit to Play and Learn.
Fit to Play and Learn is an obesity prevention program for 4th and 5th graders and their parents. The program’s curriculum, developed by AAP-CA2, is centered on encouraging healthy lifestyle choices for children at an early age. For many Angelenos, healthy food choice options are not easily accessible or familiar. By incorporating education for parents, Fit to Play and Learn allows for dual-learning experiences for low-income families concerning obesity prevention techniques.
Fit to Play and Learn has four main objectives:
• Train school nurses to provide obesity prevention guidance to students and faculty
• Educate students on healthy drink and food choices
• Educate parents on healthy drink and food choices for themselves and their children
• Provide teachers, students and families opportunities and tools to increase activity
The program will also integrate a hands-on learning approach, with physical activity exercises, food demonstrations, and other forms of student/parent participation. With help from Network for a Healthy California-Los Angeles Region, AAP-CA2 and SNAPO are looking forward to implementing this program over the next year.
Your support for Fit to Play & Learn is greatly appreciated! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact our Tiffany Jamoralin, our Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.