Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 26, 2013
The KID-FIT Preschool Health and Fitness Organization thanks the Omidi brothers and the Children’s Obesity Fund for sponsoring the introduction of their fitness programs at the Precious Lamb Preschool in Long Beach, California. Preschool movement programs such as those from the KID-FIT Preschool Health and Fitness Organization are critical in today’s world where so many young children suffer with obesity and its related diseases and health issues. Lailanie Cruz, Executive Director of Precious Lamb states, “According to a study done by First 5 LA, homeless children are more likely to be overweight and/or obese, so the gift and implementation of the Kid-Fit program to us is very much welcomed and appreciated.”
“The goal is to help our future generation become more fit and suffer less incidence of preventable illness namely heart disease, obesity, diabetes, stroke and other diseases originating from poor lifestyle habits,” says Michele Silence founder of the KID-FIT Preschool Health and Fitness Organization. “We’d like to thank the Omidi brothers and the Children’s Obesity Fund for enabling the children of Precious Lamb Preschool to participate in highly-beneficial fitness and nutrition programs, regardless of the economic status of their families.”
According to the government program founded by first lady Michelle Obama, Let’s Move (letsmove.gov), childhood obesity rates in the United States have tripled in the last 30 years. One in every three children is overweight or obese, and the numbers are even higher for African American and Hispanic kids. The Children’s Obesity Fund provides information and resources to parents, educators, and other role models so they in turn can help children make healthy choices.
The KID-FIT Preschool Health and Fitness Organization (http://www.kid-fit.org) is the new non profit arm of KID-FIT which began in 2002 when founder Michele Silence decided to use her fitness education training to help preschools and daycare centers implement early physical education programs. Today, KID-FIT provides preschools all over California with effective, age appropriate and tested fitness and nutrition curriculum. In addition to providing preschools with fitness education resources, KID-FIT offers family early fitness courses for health clubs and gyms.
Precious Lamb Preschool, Inc. (PLP) is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 and committed to providing children and families facing homelessness with free early education and care. PLP serves families in the Long Beach area who have experienced domestic violence, crisis pregnancy, substance abuse and are homeless. The families are residents of shelters or transitional programs. At no cost to the family, the young children benefit from a full day of developmentally appropriate preschool program while parents participate in their rehabilitation, job training or educational programs. You can find more information at http://www.preciouslamb.org, on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram at preciouslamb_lb.
Co-founded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, the Children’s Obesity Fund (http://www.childrensobesityfund.org) hopes to help reverse the trend of rising obesity rates in America. The goal of the non-profit charity is to help people fully understand the obesity issue and its dire impacts on individuals and society as a whole -- and to use that knowledge to encourage children to grow up strong and healthy. Children’s Obesity Fund partners with other organizations to educate and support parents, educators and others so that we can all work together to raise healthy, active, social, and happy children. While the organization does not accept donations, it does encourage direct contributions of money and talents to the associations featured on our website. Children’s Obesity Fund is on Facebook as well as Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.