FIVE & FIT PROGRAM
WHAT Engages seniors to help prevent early childhood obesity by supporting kids, parents, other family members, teachers and caregivers.
WHYSo that seniors can help contribute to a healthier society of young children, ages one to four and engage in an intergenerational learning exchange.
WHERETemple University-Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, USA.
The Five & Fit Program is an intergenerational health and fitness program.
Seniors encourage children to:
-Make healthy food choices.
-Get regular exercise.
-Engage in healthy behavior such as regular bedtimes and mealtimes.
The aim of the Five & Fit Program is to provide early intervention to prevent childhood obesity with the help, influence and wisdom of seniors.
Another important part of the Five & Fit Program is that parents will receive the proper mentoring, skills and tools to prevent childhood obesity long after kids complete the program.
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