Let's Move Day | Community Spirit
The following is a message from the event coordinator:
Let's Move Day - Initiative to fight the epidemic of childhood obesity
Date: Sept. 23 - Free to the public
2 miles or 5 km Walk and activities
Meeting location : Mason Park in Laurel 7 Ave and 20th street.
Starting at 7 - 10 a.m.
United States First Lady Michelle Obama launched “Let’s Move” in February 2010 to help solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation, so that kids born today reach adulthood at a healthy weight. The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America has joined some 50 other faith and community organizations in supporting this national initiative to fight the epidemic of childhood obesity by launching Adventists InStep for Life, an initiative to assist... churches, schools and health care organizations in tackling the challenge of childhood obesity.
As of today this day Sept 2012 Nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese, increasing their risk for asthma, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep problems, depression, and bullying. Some of the contributing factors are decreased exercise, large portion sizes, too much refined foods, not enough whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, and the inability for low-income families to access healthy foods.
Laurel Seventh-day Adventist Church Promote Let’s Move Initiative
Adventist Nationally Say Yes to Healthy Kids and Families. Seventh-day Adventist Church. “Promoting small, simple changes in physical activity and food choices in our daily and family lives can make all the difference in preventing childhood obesity.”
Contact: Pernell Sullivan, Church Health Department, Director
Phone 601 452-0852 cell 601 577-1173 home
More info www.adventistsinstepforlife.org