bullet Study: Obese children tend to have poor lifestyle habits
A study in the American Heart Journal found that a higher percentage of obese sixth-grade children reported less physical activity, two hours of screen time in the past day and eating lunch sold in schools compared with non-obese counterparts. Promoting lifestyle changes and preparing more nutritious foods in schools may help reverse obesity trends, the lead study author said.  Read More.

bullet Monthly Maintenance Meeting: 
Community Outreach -- Grizzlies Manager will work out with our families & review key nutritional guidelines. 

Lots of giveaways and fun for the entire family.  Wear comfortable clothes for an invigorating work-out!  Zumba Warm-Up & Cool down with Kim. 

President's Day, February 21st from 6:30-7:30 pm
Shady Grove Presbyterian Church - Yates and Shady Grove Road in East Memphis.  Call 1-888-495-6555 to register.  Space is limited.  info@strongme.org

bullet Memphis Youth Leadership Program helps teens see a brighter future

bullet Memphis African-American Teenagers Tackling Obesity
   PDF file

bullet Strong Me' focuses on childhood weight: Program will model healthy lifestyle

bullet 12 steps to lean, healthy teens

Letters to Dr. Pride-Boone


6 week Family Obesity Prevention
6 week Family Obesity Prevention at Troy Boys & Girls on Thursdays beginning 5/8-6/19 from 6-8 pm. Includes Zumba, 45 minute class & healthy snack. No charge -- class is supported by NYS grant to Seton Health. (1-888-495-6555)

Healthy Weight Challenge
The 0-1-3-4-7 Challenge is a spiritual program that includes exercise and a modified Paleo diet. 
March 5, 2014 to April 17, 2014

7:30 PM at Macedonia Baptist Church
26 Wilson Avenue, Albany, NY 12205
(Zumba with Shay at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM )

7:00 PM at Troy Boys and Girls Club
1700 7th Avenue, Troy, NY 12180
(Zumba with Shani at 6:00PM - 7:00PM )

$10 participation fee
$5 for members of sponsoring organizations.
Zumba classes are an additional charge. 


Nutrition Services - provided by state
   licensed registered dieticians

Exercise: Zumba, Pilates, Yoga - all
   certified exercise professionals

Behavioral Modification - under the
   direction of Dr. Pride-Boone, licensed
   Marriage & Family Therapist

Spirituality - provided by non-
   denominational interfaith counselors.

Church Health Center Alliances -
   Sunny Ross, Faith Community
   Relations Coordinator
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